T-38C Talon in Deadly Crash at Laughlin AFB

A pilot was killed and a second pilot has been rushed to the hospital after a U.S. Air Force T-38C Talon trainer jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base near Del Rio Tuesday night, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The Air Force said in a statement that the incident happened on base.  The injured pilot was rushed to Val Verde Medical Center.

The T-38C Talon is the most widely used supersonic training jet.  The Air Force didn't say whether the person killed was the instructor pilot or the trainee.

This is the fifth crash involving a T-38C Talon in a year, and the second in a year involving a plane based at  Laughlin.

A T-38C Talon based at Laughlin crashed near Lake Amistad in November of 2017.

There have also been crashes of Talons at Vance AFB in Oklahoma, Sheppard AFB north of Wichita Falls, as well as a

Talon crash near Columbus AFB in Mississippi.

Laughlin AFB said in a statement that a board of qualified officers would investigate Tuesday night's crash.



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