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Pilot Did Not Eject Before Crash

(Nellis Air Force Base, NV)  —  U.S. Air Force officials have announced that search and rescue teams have found conclusive evidence the pilot of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, which crashed tuesday afternoon, did not survive.

“Based on evidence recovered from the crash site, and after extensive aerial and ground search effforts, we know that the pilot did not eject from the aircraft prior to impact,” said Brig. Gen. T.J. O’Shaughnessey, 57th Wing commander.

General O’shaughnessey says the investigation is still in the early stages.  Additional details will be released as they become available. 

Nellis Air Force Base will not release the name or unit of the pilot involved in the mishap until 24 hours after notification of next-of-kin is complete.


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