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Air Force Thunderbirds pilot dies in aerial demonstration flight in Nevada

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A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed Wednesday morning during flight training in Nevada. The Thunderbirds posted the news Wednesday night on its website and social media accounts. (www.floridatoday.com) Más...

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bbabis
bbabis 3
I've seen the Thunderbirds every year since the F-100 days and am always uplifted and thrilled. Tragedies such as this accident show that everything comes with a price. They do it for us and I for one am truly grateful. Godspeed Maj. Bagno.
jbsimms
James Simms 2
RIP. They were suppose to be @ Columbus AFB in three weeks.
ilikerio
ilikerio 3
From the Thunderbirds page on Facebook:



Thunderbirds Aircraft Mishap

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range today at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight. The identity of the pilot is being withheld for 24-hours pending next of kin notification. An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the mishap.

The team's participation at the March Air Reserve Base "The March Field Air & Space Expo" has been cancelled. It is unknown how this accident will impact the remainder of the 2018 Thunderbirds Season.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.
stansdds
Very sad news.
mjlewis
Michael Lewis 1
So unfortunate! Wonder what this will mean for them here at Sun N Fun next weekend :/

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