F-16 fighter jet crashes at base outside Vegas

F-16 fighter jet crashes at base outside Vegas

An Air Force F-16 jet has crashed outside of Las Vegas, at Nellis Air Force Base, officials said Wednesday. The pilot's condition is unknown. According to an Air Force statement, the crash happened about 10:30 a.m., prompting a response from emergency personnel.

The U.S. military saw its second aircraft crash in two days Wednesday afternoon.

This is the fourth incident involving U.S. military aircraft in approximately 24 hours. The circumstances of the crash are under investigation.

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A separate Marine CH-53 helicopter was damaged late Tuesday while participating in the Alligator Dagger training exercise in worldwide waters off the coast of Djibouti. All four crew members are believed to have been killed.

The status of the pilot is not yet known, USA officials have said. Earlier Tuesday, a Marine AV-8B Harrier attack jet crashed just after takeoff from Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, which includes the US military's Horn of Africa post known as Camp Lemonnier.

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