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Nevada Test and Training Range Accident

Release Number: 010917






99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs                                                              

4430 Grissom Ave., Suite 107

Nellis AFB, NV 89191

Phone: (702) 652-2750

                                                                                                                     Release No. 20170908-001

                                                                                                                     Date: Sept. 8, 2017



Nevada Test and Training Range Accident


NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  – On September 5, 2017, at approximately 6:00 pm Pacific Time, a U.S. Air Force aircraft crashed while flying a training mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range approximately 100 miles northwest of Nellis AFB. 


The aircraft was assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. 


Lt Col Eric Schultz died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.  Our immediate concern is for the family of Lt Col Schultz. 


The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.  Additional information concerning the accident will be released as it becomes available.


For more information contact the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 99abw.pacurrent@nellis.af.mil or by calling (702) 652-2750.