Nellis Air Force pilot killed in test and training range accident

LAS VEGAS - A lieutenant colonel at Nellis Air Force Base was killed during a training mission Tuesday night.

According to Nellis Air Force Base, Lt. Col. Eric Schultz was in an aircraft when it 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.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. Nellis Air Force Base said additional information involving the accident would be released at a later date.

On Wednesday of that same week, two A-10C Thunderbolt II jets from Nellis Air Force Base crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range Wednesday night. However, both pilots in that crash were able to safely eject themself from the plane.


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