13 hypoxia-like events in one week led to T-6 fleet grounding

The 19th Air Force’s fleet of T-6 trainers were grounded after 13 unexplained events, such as hypoxia, in a single week, Air Education and Training Command said Thursday.

The bulk of the unexplained physiological events ― 10 of them ― occurred at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, said AETC spokeswoman 1st Lt. Geneva Croxton in an email. Two other events occurred at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, and another happened at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.




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