Two Talons collide at Laughlin

On 19 November 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m., two Northrop T-38C Talons from Laughlin's 47th Flying Training Wing collided on the runway.

One pilot was killed and two pilots were injured during a mishap involving two T-38C Talon trainer aircraft at Laughlin AFB (TX). Strikingly, one of the Talons involved, was the 87th Flying Training Squadron's flagship 68-8121.

The 87th FTS Flagship was special painted and honoured the heritage of the 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron while flying the F-106 Delta Dart during the 1960s-1980s. An investigation into the mishap is still ongoing.

Credit photos: Daan van Laatzen (before) and Redhome Aviation, on Twitter (after the crash)



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