The Mirage F1B light fighter, owned by a private company, crashed during a training flight. The Aviationist writes this.
The accident occurred on the morning of February 25 at Tyndall Air Force Base, said the 325th Fighter Wing Gregory Moseley commander. In his statement, published in the social networks of the airbase, it is said that the plane, owned by the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), crashed at the end of the flight. Both pilots survived and were taken to a hospital in Florida. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilots and their families,” Moseley wrote.
ATAC is a private defense firm that provides military aircraft during exercises. The company was selected to train the personnel of two USAF airbases. ATAC has been cooperating with the US military for 20 years.
The company’s fleet consists of Czechoslovak L-39ZA Albatros, British Hawker Hunters MK-58, and Israeli IAI Kfir. In 2017, when France removed 63 Mirage F1 fighters from service, ATAC acquired them — one of these aircraft crashed on February 25.