Update: Military Jet Crash Reported Near Del Rio

Del Rio, Texas–Reports out of Laughlin Air Force Base, near Del Rio are that a supersonic jet crashed shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday evening near the U.S.-Mexico border.

One pilot was killed and the other was transported to Val Verde Medical Center for treatment.

According to officials at Laughlin, the crash involved a T-38 Talon-a “twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles,” including preparing pilots “for front-line fighter and bomber aircraft,” according to the U.S. Air Force’s website.

Investigators are on scene trying to determine a cause.

The names of the pilots have not been released, pending notification of next family.

Laughlin AFB is about 150 miles west of San Antonio, near Del Rio. 

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