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Airplane Crash kills one at Laughlin AFB

A pilot was killed after a military trainer aircraft crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, on Tuesday evening, officials confirmed.

Reports out of Laughlin AFB state that the aircraft crashed at around 7:40 p.m. on the base.

Officials have confirmed that the downed aircraft is an Air Force T-38 Talon.

Laughlin AFB gave official confirmation just past midnight that a pilot had died in the crash while another was transferred to Val Verde Medical Center for treatment.

Officials are withholding the names of the pilots until their family members can be informed of their deaths.

Laughlin AFB is scheduled to provide additional details as more information is known.

A board of officers will begin to investigate the incident.

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