Air Force training jet crashes in West Texas

Lester Mason
November 21, 2017

A NASA T-38 Trainer aircraft takes off from Edwards Air Force Base on August 19, 2005 in California. A tragic accident with the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Team, The Thunderbirds, on January 18, 1982 resulted in the loss of four T-38s and four pilots.

One airman was dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately released.

One pilot has died and another wounded after an Air Force T-38 Talon crashed around 4 p.m. Monday near Spur 454 and US 90, according to Laughlin Air Force Base.

Reports indicate the aircraft crashed in the afternoon around 4:00 PM, approximately 15 miles from Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.


The incident is under investigation.

The names of the pilots are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A report, published by Laughlin Air Force Base on their official website, confirmed the crash along with the death of a pilot. Base officials were not available for comment late Monday. "Our people take top priority, and we are committed to ensuring their safety and security", said Col. Michell Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander.

A Val Verde hospital spokesperson could not be reached about the condition of the second person involved the crash.

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