Conexión San Ángelo/ Staff report
Photo courtesy of Laughlin Air Force

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – An Air Force T-38 Talon assigned here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at approximately 4 p.m. Monday approximately 14 miles northwest of the base near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas.

At the time of release, Laughlin emergency response personnel and local responders were on scene to assist in recovery efforts.

A board of officers was scheduled to investigate the accident. 

Updated: one pilot is dead, and one was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center when an Air Force T-38 Talon assigned here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed yesterday.

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

“Our biggest priority at this time is caring for the family and friends of our Airmen,” said Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander. “We are a close knit family, and when a tragedy like this occurs every member of the U.S. Armed Forces feels it. Our people take top priority, and we are committed to ensuring their safety and security."

Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. Questions should be directed to the public affairs office at 830-298-5262.

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