Nellis Air Force pilot killed in test and training range accident

Wingmen from Shaw Air Force Base and Joint Base Charleston, both in SC, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina arrived Friday morning, according to a Barksdale Facebook post.

The fleet of C-17 cargo jets at the Charleston Air Force Base have been ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Specific information on the aircraft involved in the crash is classified and not available for release, said Maj.

Maj. Christina Sukach, a spokeswoman for the 99th Air Base Wing, said Schultz died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Both crashes and their causes are under investigation.

The Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland, reported Schultz graduated from Annapolis High School in 1991. Twos A-10C Thunderbolt II jets assigned to the 57th Wing crashed on the test range at approximately 8 p.m. His mother and father traveled to Nevada on Wednesday to join his wife and other family members, the newspaper reported. “But the idea is to keep them here for a short period of time, make sure that their bases are stood back up and safely able to receive them”.

Attempts to reach his family Friday afternoon were unsuccessful.

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