Jet crash at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas kills pilot, injures another

The names of the pair are being withheld pending family notification.
Image: An 87th Flying Training Squadron commander lands a T-38C Talon after a formation flight at Laughlin Air Force Base
An 87th Flying Training Squadron commander lands a T-38C Talon after a formation flight at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, U.S. on Aug. 18, 2017.Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja / U.S. Air Force/Reuters file

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By Associated Press

DEL RIO, Texas — A pilot is dead and another was injured after a training jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas.

The base said in a statement on its Facebook page that the T-38C Talon crashed at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday. The surviving pilot was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center. The pilot's condition was not immediately known.

The names of the pair are being withheld pending notifications of next of kin.

The crash is under investigation by a board of officers.