Air Force training jet crashes in West Texas

By on November 20, 2017


T-38 Talon over Edwards AFB (Photo By U.S. Department of Defense - Defense.gov, Public Domain)
FILE: T-38 Talon over Edwards AFB (Photo By U.S. Department of Defense – Defense.gov, Public Domain)

DEL RIO, Texas — An Air Force training jet has crashed near Amistad Reservoir on the Texas-Mexico border.

The Air Force says in a statement that the jet assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base near Del Rio went down about 4 p.m. Monday about 14 miles (23 kilometres) northwest of the base.

The T-38 Talon is a twin-jet, two-seat training aircraft. The statement says emergency personnel were at the scene to assist in recovery efforts.

There was no information on the number of people aboard the aircraft, their fate, or the cause of the crash.

A board of Air Force officers will investigate.