An Air Force F-16 assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, crashed at approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday.
The “mishap” occurred during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range, according to an Air Force press release.
The pilot was a part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird team but their identity is being withheld for 24-hours pending next of kin notification.
The team’s participation at the March Air Reserve Base “The March Field Air & Space Expo” has been canceled.
“It is unknown how this accident will impact the remainder of the 2018 Thunderbirds Season,” the Air Force said.
An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the mishap.
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