Pilots forced to eject after fighter jet crashes in Southeast Georgia

Two pilots were forced to eject Monday afternoon from the A-29A Super Turcano they were flying, Moody Air Force Base officials announced on Facebook.

The pilots were picked up by emergency crews and checked for injuries.

Emergency crews were sent to the site of the crash near Homerville, Georgia just after the 2:50 p.m. wreck.

The public is asked to avoid the area near the crash site as investigators look into what happened.

The Super Turcano is the main fighter jet for the Afghan Air Force, replacing the Mi-35 attack helicopter in January 2016. They arrived at Moody AFB back in 2014 to be a part of the Afghanistan pilot and maintenance training program.

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