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Moody fighter squadron stays grounded day after crash

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LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

The fighter squadron from Moody Air Force base in Lowndes County, whose aircraft crashed in Homerville Monday, stayed on the ground Tuesday. 

A public affairs spokesperson said the removal of the crashed aircraft and the investigation into the crash are both underway. 

Two pilots from the 81st Fighter Squadron ejected safely Monday during a routine training flight.  

The  A-29-A Super Tucano crashed near a neighborhood north of Homerville. No one was injured.

Both pilots were taken to Clinch Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation, and then later released.  

The Air Force is not releasing the pilot's names until their investigation into the crash is completed. 

Officials said the 81st Squadron did not fly Tuesday, in order to regroup and discuss the crash.  

When the squadron will resume flying will be determined by the Commander.

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