USAF investigating accident where Draken contract pilot was killed near Las Vegas in Mirage F-1

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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.

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