Laughlin AFB suspends air operations after deadly plane crash

1 killed, 1 injured after Monday crash

Courtesy: Laughlin AFB
Courtesy: Laughlin AFB

DEL RIO, Texas – Officials at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio have suspended all air operations after a deadly plane crash on Monday.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, a T-38 Talon crashed 14 miles away from the base.

One pilot was killed, and another injured.

1 killed, 1 injured in crash of Air Force training jet

"Our community has suffered the irreplaceable loss of one of our pilots," said Col. Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander. "The immediate concern is to provide support and love to his family, friends and colleagues. Our Airmen and their families are incredibly important to us and our top priority. For now, we will focus inward to make sure that our base community rallies around those who are suffering and need our support."

Officials said the grounding will last through the Thanksgiving weekend.

The names of the pilots involved have not been released.