F-16 jet crashes at base outside Las Vegas
The incident occurred at 10:30am local time (17:30 GMT) on Wednesday.
Nellis Air Force Base is home to the US Air Force Warfare Center, which claims to be the largest air combat training center in the world.
Last April, a F-16 crashed several miles outside Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The pilot managed to escape to safety using a parachute.
An Air Force investigation found the crash was caused by an improperly assembled engine.
F-16s jets cost around $22 million each. They were developed and built by General Dynamics. Current production is managed by Lockheed Martin.
This is the third crash of a US military aircraft just this week. On Tuesday, four crew members died when a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed during a routine training mission in California along the US-Mexico border. A Marine Corps Harrier jet also crashed in Djibouti. Its pilot ejected and has been reported in stable condition.
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