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Moody pilot recovers after ejection

A Moody AFB A-10C 'Warthog' A Moody AFB A-10C 'Warthog'

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA (WALB) – A Moody Air Force Base Pilot who ejected during take off Monday afternoon is out of the hospital.

He was headed to Grand Bay on a training mission when he ejected from an A-10C.

Since the plane was carrying training munitions, the explosive ordinance disposal team came to check it out to make sure they were safely contained.

The aircraft came to rest between two runways and caught fire.

"He was unhurt, as was our first responders," said Col. Gary Henderson. "Fortunately, they did the things they were trained to do to keep our forces safe. Fortunately, we were able to get him, and also put out the aircraft fire, and the fire that was in the infield of the airfield."

They're still investigating why the pilot ejected.


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