One Air Force pilot was killed and two were injured Friday in a deadly “aircraft mishap” at a base in Texas.

According to the Air Force, two T-38 aircraft were involved in an accident on a runway around 10 a.m. Friday at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas, east of the border city of Del Rio.

The pilot killed was identified Sunday as 2nd Lt. Anthony D Wentz, 23, a student pilot from Falcon, Colorado, with the 47th Student Squadron.

Col. Craig Prather from the training wing said that although a loss of this nature affects all of us, there is one thing that we do not fail to do when faced with crisis: support one another and come together. We will continue to support the affected families and send our prayers and thoughts today.

One of the injured pilots was taken to a hospital in Del Rio, treated and released Friday. The other injured pilot was evacuated by air to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and was in critical condition as of Friday.

USA TODAY could not reach the 47th Flying Training Wing to provide additional updates.

Prather expressed his sympathy for the families of pilots who were involved in this accident.

47th Flying Training Wing provided pilot training for “undergraduates” in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard. T-38 is an “supersonic supersonic aircraft trainer”, which the Air Force says is mostly used to train advanced pilots. It can take off at speeds of up to 812 miles and requires only 2,300 feet to land.

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