"It is with heavy hearts that we learn about the crash of a Laughlin Air Force Base training jet near Del Rio on Monday night. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of the Air Force pilot who lost his life serving his country, and I pray for the quick recovery of the second Pilot who was injured.
"Laughlin Air Force base, the busiest in the country, has been a great source of pride for my Senate District. The Base is a tight-knit community made up of our most courageous and talented Americans. Del Rio has always considered the Base as part of its family.
"We stand firmly behind Del Rio, our Airmen and women, and all those affected during this painful time." said Senator Uresti.