Officials Says Aircraft Were On Routine Mission

Nellis AFB 09/07/2017: Today Nellis Air Force Base Officials released information about a crash of two A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft at the Nevada Test and Training Range.

The range is best known for housing Area 51 in the north east corner of the complex.

The air force reported that both of the A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft were on a routine mission when the crash occurred. Were the pilots on a mission at the infamous Area 51 base located at Groom Lake?



Cause Of A-10C Crash Under Investigation

Air Force officials have not stated why the crash occurred, nor where it happened exactly. A special board will be convened to investigate the incident.

Both pilots managed to eject before the aircraft crashed. Both pilots are under evaluation at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis AFB.

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

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron flies over the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, near Gila Bend, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2008. The A-10 received numerous upgrades, including the ability to employ the Joint Direct Attack Munition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson) Featured photo credit: (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesse Shipps)

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