Airman killed in T-38 crash
47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 20, 2017
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
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 at around 4 p.m. today approximately 14 miles northwest of the base near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas.
Laughlin and local emergency responders are on scene.
The names of the pilots are being withheld for next of kin notification.
A board of officers will convene to investigate the incident.
“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.