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BREAKING: Two A-10 Warthogs Crash On Training Range Near Nellis AFB

Two A-10s crashed at the training range near Nellis AFB. Photo by Jim Mumaw.

This story is breaking news. We will keep this post updated as we learn more.

UPDATE #1: Sept 7, 2017 11:58 PT

Details are few at this point. What we know is that two A-10Cs crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) near Nellis AFB, NV.  Both pilots ejected safely.  There is no word on their condition.  Here is the statement from Nellis AFB Public Affairs.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  – Two United States Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept. 6, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m.

Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis.

The aircraft were on a routine training mission at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown and a board will be convened to investigate the incident.

While it is too early to speculate, it is highly unusual for two A-10s to crash at the same time. One of the few plausible explanations is that there was contact between the two jets. We’ll update you as we learn more.

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