Air Force training jet crashes in West Texas

A T-38 Talon

One pilot is deceased and another one is injured.

The two-seat, T-38 Talon jet crashed about 4 p.m. Monday, roughly 14 miles northwest of the air base near US 90 in Del Rio, Texas, officials said. The jet was assigned to the 47th FTW at Laughlin.

Laughlin AFB officials say emergency personnel and first responders were on scene, but no information was provided about the surviving pilot's injuries. The name of the pilots have not been disclosed "for next of kin notification", the Air Force Base's official website reported.

A board of officers will convene to investigate the incident. It provides undergraduate pilot training, as does Vance Air Force Base.

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Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander said, "Our biggest priority at this time is caring for the family and friends of our Airmen".

An airman has been killed and another injured after an Air Force training jet crashed near Amistad Reservoir on the Texas-Mexico border.

There were two fatal crashes with four fatalities involving the Northrup T-38 Talon two-seat advanced supersonic trainer in 2008 at different USAF bases prompting the temporary grounding of the aircraft type.

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