28 Jan '18, 3pm

No serious injuries in aircraft fire at Nellis Air Force Base

No serious injuries in aircraft fire at Nellis Air Force Base

LAS VEGAS — Officials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada now say five people were treated for minor injuries after an aircraft aborted its takeoff and caught fire. Base officials say the incident happened about 10:45 a.m. Saturday on the base’s flight line and none of the five people were seriously hurt. The Australian Government Department of Defence says the incident involved an EA-18G Growler during an exercise and all Royal Australian Air Force personnel were safe. Largest Red Flag exercise to date begins in Nevada The Air Force begins its premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-1, on Friday at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. By: Nicole Bauke The Defence Force says the incident happened during Red Flag, an air-to-air combat training exercise at Nellis. Defence is currently working with the U.S. Air Force to investigate. Nellis is located in the northeas...

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