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Two airforce jet trainers crashes in West Texas, Pilot dead and two others injured


Two Jets have crashed in West Texas leaving one of the passengers dead and two others injured.

The crash which took place on Friday, Nov. 19 left a pilot dead and two other pilots injured, one critically, at the Laughlin Air Force Base in West Texas, Air Force officials said.


Reports gathered from an eyewitness revealed that the incident happened around 10:00 a.m. on the ground at the base near Del Rio, about three miles northeast of the Mexican border.

The Air Force did not release details Friday on what happened and said the incident was still under investigation.


The critically injured pilot was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, about 140 miles east of the base, according to an Air Force statement.

The other injured pilot was treated for minor injuries at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio and discharged.

The crash involved two T-38C aircraft, which are twin-engine supersonic aircraft that seat a student pilot and an instructor.

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