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Pilot killed, two injured in incident at Texas Air Force base

Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 19, 2021

An Air Force pilot was killed and two others injured in an incident Friday at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas.

The incident occurred at 10 a.m. Friday and involved two T-38C Talon trainer aircraft, the Air Force base said in a release on Facebook. One of the injured pilots was taken to a hospital in Del Rio, where they were treated and released. The other pilot is in critical condition and was evacuated by air to an Army medical center in San Antonio.

"Losing teammates is unbelievably painful and it is with a heavy heart I express my sincere condolences," said Col. Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander. "Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with our pilots involved in this mishap and their families."

An investigation is still ongoing.

Laughlin Air Force Base is located nearly three hours from San Antonio.

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