Plane crashes in Las Vegas after taking off from US Air Force base

The pilot was killed.

The plane under the control of the pilot of the company Draken crashed on Monday almost immediately after takeoff from the US Air Force base Nellis, located near Las Vegas (Nevada). The pilot was killed. This was reported by the press service of the airbase.

“The aircraft under the control of a subcontractor, which took off from Nellis Air Force Base, crashed at about 14: 30 over the southern border of the base <…>. The staff of Nellis Air Base brings their deep condolences to the colleagues, friends, and family of the deceased Draken pilot,” the airbase said in a statement on its website.

In turn, the National Transportation Safety Board of the United States reported that the crashed plane was a Mirage F-1 fighter produced by the French company Dassault Aviation. Representatives of the regulator went to the scene to conduct an investigation. Information about the possible cause of the crash has not yet been provided. According to the Fox News channel, the plane crashed near the Martin Luther King Elementary School in Las Vegas. Emergency services are at the scene, the perimeter is cordoned off.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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