Mid-Air Collison - Jet Hits Crop Duster

FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) - The Air Force has identified the pilots
of a training jet involved in a deadly collision with an agricultural airplane in southwest Oklahoma Tuesday.

Officials at Sheppard Air Force Base say Captain Christopher S.
Otis and Second Lieutenant Roderick V. James were aboard the T-37
training jet when it collided with the plane southeast of Frederick
in a rural area about 11:30 Tuesday morning.

James and Otis parchuted to safety and suffered minor injuries.

The pilot of the agricultural plane -- used for crop dusting --
was killed and hasn't been identified.

A spokesman for Air Tractor -- the maker of the plane -- says
the experienced pilot was delivering the plane to its new owner in
South Dakota.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the
crash.


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