Re: Unannounced crash, pilot death near Nellis

Message posted by Ron on September 08, 2017 at 19:11:26 PST:

~ In Memory Of USAF Lt Col Eric Schultz ~

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Schultz died 5 September 2017, when his plane crashed during a training flight over the Nevada Test and Training Range, approximately 100 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Maj. Christina Sukach, a spokeswoman for the 99th Air Base Wing, said Schultz died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The type of aircraft Schultz was operation is classified. The crash remains under investigation, and additional details were not immediately available.

Schultz, a 1991 Annapolis High School graduate, was a former civilian test pilot who held multiple graduate degrees when he joined the Air Force in 2001. He went on to be an experienced flight training officer who was the 29th pilot to qualify to fly the F-35 fighter jet in 2011.

Twos A-10C Thunderbolt II jets assigned to the 57th Wing crashed on the same test range one day later, both of those pilots ejected safely.

In Reply to: Unannounced crash, pilot death near Nellis posted by Ron on September 08, 2017 at 18:17:09 PST:


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