Jet crash reported near Laughlin AFB in Del Rio


The two-seat, T-38 Talon jet crashed about 4 p.m. Monday, roughly 14 miles northwest of the air base near USA 90 in Del Rio, Texas, officials said.

SAN ANTONIO - One U.S. Air Force pilot is dead and another is injured after their plane crashed Monday evening near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio.

The crash happened about 14 miles northwest of Laughlin Air Force Base.

An Air Force base in Texas has grounded its aircraft a day after a pilot was killed and another injured when one of the installation's training jets crashed, Air Force officials said Tuesday. Laughlin and local emergency responders were on the scene.

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The injured pilot was hospitalized and an investigation is underway to look into what caused the crash, according to the Laughlin officials. The names of the pilots involved are still being withheld until next of kin is notified.

A board of officers will convene to investigate the incident. The Air Force wants to replace the Talons, but a contract to do so has been delayed.

As with Vance, student pilots train in the T-6A Texan II, T-38 Talon and T-1A Jayhawk. "Our people take top priority, and we are committed to ensuring their safety and security", Pryor continued.