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Looks like they edited their FB post and it no longer mentions anything about death/injury... so hoping everybody made it out.

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31 minutes ago, StoleIt said:

Looks like they edited their FB post and it no longer mentions anything about death/injury... so hoping everybody made it out.

Thats not something you walk back.  

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Exactly a week shy of the anniversary of crash at Laughlin that took Stuck’s life.

 

🍺 Nickle on the grass (I feel like I’ve had to say that a little too much)

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So DLF didn't even make it a year since Stuck, and if I'm not mistaken that's 5x 38s in the last year...

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1 minute ago, Engineer2Pilot said:

Prayers to him and the family. Is this a cause of pilot error or age of the aircraft? And if it is the T38 then will the Air Force be looking to get the new trainer in ASAP? 

No. Such a bad post

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24 minutes ago, Engineer2Pilot said:

Prayers to him and the family. Is this a cause of pilot error or age of the aircraft? And if it is the T38 then will the Air Force be looking to get the new trainer in ASAP? 

Wrong time and place for the post. Sorry, prayers for him and the family :beer:

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"The members involved in the T-38 Talon incident from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 13, 2018, have been identified.

The deceased, Capt. John F. Graziano, 28, was an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin AFB. He was from Elkridge, Maryland and is survived by his mother, father, sisters and brother.

Injured was Capt. Mark S. Palyok, an instructor pilot, also with the 87th FTS. He was transported to Val Verde Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. He was treated and released Nov.14.

“Knowing how everyone is effected by this tragedy, my immediate concern is making sure that every member of our Laughlin family is okay,” said Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander. “Together, we are Laughlin and now is the time that we stand together to take care of one another.” The incident occurred at about 7:40 p.m. on Laughlin.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

“Our investigators are doing everything possible to ensure they investigate this incident to the fullest.” said Gentile.

The 87th Flying Training Squadron prepares student pilots and Airmen for multi-domain operations. It conducts specialized undergraduate pilot training for the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and allied nation’s air forces."

 

Pulled from the FB page. A huge loss that will be felt by many.

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