TWO A-10 JETS BASED AT NELLIS AFB CRASH ON NEVADA

The Warthogs were conducting a training flight before the accident.

A-10 crash Nellis Nevada
A-10C Thunderbolt II takeoff at Nellis AFB

According to a note issued by US Air Force, two United States Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept. 6, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m.

Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis.

The single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft, commonly referred to by the nicknames "Warthog", were on a routine training mission at the time of the crash. In the recent weeks, the A-10 have conducted heavy flying activities during the Green Flag 17-08 exercise (Aug. 11 to 25) flying close air support missions.

The cause of the crash is unknown and a board will be convened to investigate the accident.

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