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Thunderbirds pilot dies after F-16 crashes during training near Las Vegas

Thunderbirds pilot dies after F-16 crashes during training near Las Vegas
Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 07:14:31-04

A Thunderbirds pilot died after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed on Wednesday during a routine training flight over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

Nellis Air Force Base says an investigation is underway to figure out the cause of the crash. The pilot's identity has not been released.

The F-16 was assigned to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

 

 

The plane crashed around 10:30 a.m. local time during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is located north of the Las Vegas valley.

The range covers more than 3 million acres. NAFB did not give any other information about where the plane crashed or why.

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