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NEWS | June 8, 2021

502nd ABW conducts Major Accident Response Exercise

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The 502nd Air Base Wing conducted a Major Accident Response Exercise May 26 in order to test and validate the 502nd ABW and Joint Base San Antonio mission partners’ ability to accurately assess and quickly respond to a simulated on-base aircraft crash.

The exercise included the simulated crash of a 12th Flying Training Wing T-6A Texan II aircraft near the west runway at JBSA-Randolph.

In the exercise, one pilot was killed and another was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

The primary objective of the exercise was to assess Team JBSA’s Disaster Response Forces at JBSA-Randolph, the Emergency Operations Center at JBSA-Lackland, and the Crisis Action Team at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.