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Training Variety is seen Friday, July 19, 2002.
( AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta )” border=” 0″ src= “/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/16466033_G.png” width=” 180″/ > A huge television screen set up by the Air Force in the middle of the Nevada desert at the Nevada Test and Training Variety is seen Friday, July 19, 2002.( AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)< img alt= "A F-16 is shown in an undated image.( U.S. Flying Force)" title=
” A F-16 is shown in an undated image.( U.S. Flying Force)” border=” 0″ src=” /wp-content/uploads/2018/04/16466284_G.png” width=” 180″/ > A F-16 is displayed in an undated image.( U.S. Air Force). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. A U.S. Flying force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Combating Falcon crashed beyond Las Vegas Wednesday early morning. The crash took place around 10:30 a.m. during” routine aerial presentation training” on the Nevada
Test and Training Range, a couple of miles north of Creech Flying force Base in Indian Springs. The F-16 was appointed to Nellis Flying force Base. The crash is under examination. The pilot’s name was not launched till near relative might be informed.
Phil Frank, a Vietnam veteran, came down to Creech Flying Force Base to plant the United States flag and reveal his assistance. He lives throughout the street in Indian Springs.
” When it happens close to house it does appear far more personal. There’s no if ands or buts. This is a vital part of our neighborhood here,” Frank said. “Unfortunately those things occur. It’s a terrible disaster and our hearts head out to the households. It’s a cost that we spend for the liberty that these fellas are training to keep us in, the totally free country that we are.”
Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, whose district consists of Nellis Air Force Base, said she was devastated to hear the news.
” I was terribly saddened to find out of the death of a U.S. Flying Force Thunderbirds F-16 pilot at the Nevada Test and Training Range,” she composed. “This is a tragic day for the Las Vegas neighborhood and the country. My heart goes out to the pilot’s friends and family and to the fine men and women of Nellis and the Thunderbirds group, whose value to Las Vegas and our country’s defense can not be overstated. I urge the neighborhood to keep the Nellis family in your ideas throughout this difficult time and to let service men and women know, now more than ever, that we appreciate their service.”
The group’s involvement at the March Air Reserve Base “The March Field Air & & Area Expo” has been canceled. It is unidentified how the mishap will affect the remainder of the 2018 Thunderbirds Season, Nellis AFB stated.
Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for developments.
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