Pilot Killed When Military Aircraft Crashes Into Residential Neighborhood Near Nellis AFB In Nevada

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LAS VEGAS, NV — A U.S. military aircraft crashed in the back yard of a home near Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada Monday. The pilot was killed.

The plane went down near Carey Avenue and Christy Lane. Thick black smoke could be seen for miles.

“We are aware of an incident involving an aircraft associated with Nellis Air Force Base,” the Military installation wrote on social media. “A contractor-operated aircraft that took off from Nellis Air Force Base crashed at approximately 2:30 p.m. May 24 outside the southern edge of the base.”

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.

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