1 Del Rio US Air Force pilot died in training plane accident and 2 other pilots injured
An air-raid drill at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas led to the death of one of the pilots. The other two pilots were also injured.
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.
“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.”
Details of the crash were not disclosed. The names of the pilots also remain classified.
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