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Pilot dies in mishap involving two T-38C Talons in Texas

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US Air Force file photo of two T-38C Talons during a training flight

One US Air Force pilot was killed and two others were injured during a mishap involving two T-38C Talon trainer aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base Texas.

The accident occurred at approximately 10:00 am, local time, on November 19.

According to a statement from the base, one of the injured pilots was transported to Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas, where they were treated and released.

The other pilot is in critical condition and was evacuated by air to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

The service did not provide further details on how the accident with the two twinjet supersonic trainers occurred.

“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.”

The names of all the pilots involved are being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin notification has been made.

An investigation into the mishap is underway, the service added.