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Senator Carlos Uresti: Statement on Air Force Plane Crash

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November 21, 2017

"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.

Sen. Uresti represents Senate District 19, which covers more than 35,000 square miles and contains all or part of 17 counties, two international ports of entry, eleven state parks, 51 school districts, 2700 miles of highways, and more than 23,000 producing oil and gas wells in both the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The district is larger than 12 states and 82 Nations, and contains over one third of the Texas-Mexico border. Sen. Uresti is proud to serve on the Finance, Natural Resources & Economic Development, Health & Human Services, and Administration Committees. Senator Uresti is the first Senator from San Antonio to serve on the Legislative Budget Board.