A pilot for a private military company’s training wing was killed in Nevada on Monday- and the US Air Force is working to determine what happened.
The Draken US-owned Dassault Mirage F-1 -which performed “red air” adversarial duties for the USAF during exercises- reportedly nosed down into a neighborhood in the northeast valley area of Las Vegas.
According to 8 News Now, locals recount that the aircraft “flipped right straight down.”
The pilot, who has not been identified to the public, did not eject.
Residents near the crash site watched in awe as a plume of black smoke rose from the crash site, and many even filmed the event.
At this time, it is unknown what would have caused the crash.
Draken Int. lost one of its former Spanish AF Mirage F1s. The aircraft (N575EM) crashed near Cheyenne Avenue & Nellis Boulevard in Las Vegas. Its pilot didn't survive the accident.— M. Jaarsma (@Phantomaviation) May 25, 2021
The Mirage F1, SPAF C.14-72, took part in the NTM 2009 at Kleine Brogel where it's photographed. pic.twitter.com/jOvMs5p6oX
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