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Laughlin AFB mourns tragic loss

On May 18, 2019, 2nd Lt. Kristofer M. Saenz was fatally injured in a head-on collision in Knippa, Texas. Saenz graduated pilot training April 19th in class 19-08 with a C-130 assignment to Dyess AFB, Texas.

On May 18, 2019, 2nd Lt. Kristofer M. Saenz was fatally injured in a head-on collision in Knippa, Texas. Saenz graduated pilot training April 19th in class 19-08 with a C-130 assignment to Dyess AFB, Texas.

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

On May 18, 2019, 2nd Lt. Kristofer M. Saenz was fatally injured in a head-on collision in Knippa, Texas. Saenz graduated pilot training April 19th in class 19-08 with a C-130 assignment to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

“Our hearts go out to Kris’ family and friends during this time of need,” said Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander. “The entire Laughlin and Del Rio community is here to support his family and friends, and our students as they mourn Kris’ passing.”

Information about a Laughlin memorial service will be provided when it becomes available.