ONE pilot was killed and two others were injured at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas after two planes collided on a runway.

The base released a statement confirming the death of one pilot and noting that the other two were brought to area hospitals for treatment on Friday.

United States Air ForceOne pilot was killed and two were injured in the crash '/ '

GoogleThe Texas base announced the crash on Friday '/ '

...One pilot was killed and two pilots injured during a mishap involving two T-38C Talon trainer aircraft here at approximately 10 a.m. Nov. 19,... the statement says.

One of the injured pilots was brought to Val Verde Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas, and later released.

The other is in critical condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, the statement says.

The base has not yet released the names of the pilots pending family notification.

An investigation into the crash has been opened.

Col Craig Prather, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, commented on the ...unbelievably painful... tragedy.

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...Losing teammates is unbelievably painful and it is with a heavy heart I express my sincere condolences,... he said.

...Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with our pilots involved in this mishap and their families....

Laughlin Air Force Base, located in southwest Texas, initially announced the crash on social media around noon on Friday.

The base confirmed the injuries and fatality in a statement on Friday evening.

United States Air ForceThe base released a statement '/ '