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Update: Pilot Declared Deceased Following F-15D Aircraft Accident

Posted 7/30/2008   Updated 7/30/2008 Email story   Print story


99 ABW Office of Public Affairs

7/30/2008 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- A pilot from Nellis Air Force Base was declared deceased after a U.S. Air Force F-15D Eagle crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range approximately 50 miles east of Goldfield, Nev., at approximately 11:30 a.m. today.

The F-15D, a two-seater, assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, was participating in a combat training mission as part of Exercise Red Flag 08-03.

Another pilot from the aircraft was transported to Mike O'Callaghan Hospital here at approximately 1:30 p.m. The second pilot is under observation and in stable condition at the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital on base.

Both pilots were assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron, whose mission is to simulate opposing enemy air forces during Red Flag exercises here.

The names of the pilots involved are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided. A board of officials is being convened to investigate.

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