Two A-10 Thunderbolt II Jets Crash Near Nellis AFB, Nevada; Both Pilots Eject Safely.

Sep 07 2017 - 10 Comments
By Tom Demerly

The Two Aircraft of the 57th Wing Were On Routine Training Mission.

Early reports and a release from Nellis AFB say two Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, referred to as the “Warthog”, have crashed northwest of Las Vegas in the Nevada Test and Training Range.

Both pilots of the single-seat ground attack aircraft ejected safely and were transported to the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis for evaluation.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:00 PM local time in Nevada on Wed. Sept. 6. Sunset in the region was reported as 6:58 PM. Weather in the region was reported as cloudy with light winds. No cause of the crash has been released.

The two A-10s belonged to the 57th Wing (57 WG) of the United States Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis. The unit provides realistic tactical air combat training for all units visiting Nellis including those participating in routine training and the Red Flag combat simulation exercises.

  • Black Eagle

    Crash rate like this is really alarming, they should probably do something with that if they want to keep sufficient number of aircraft in service.

    • El Kabong

      MID-AIR COLLISION.

      How are your Russian naval fighters doing?

      • Black Eagle

        After more than 750 sorties in Syria, pretty well.

        • El Kabong

          After losing an Su-22, Su-24, MiG-29K, Su-33, MANY Mi-35’s…

          What have the western coalition lost in combat?
          How many sorties have the coalition flown?

          • Black Eagle

            The Su-24 and Mi-35 weren’t a part of Russian Naval Aviaton and the Su-22 was Syrian, RuAF doesn’t operate this type of aircraft anymore.

            That what you named was pretty much all what Russia lost during those 2 years of real combat deployment in Syria. Meanwhile the coalition was losing its aircraft almost every month during just routine missions over own territory, for example like these two A-10s.

          • Black Eagle

            Btw, only one Mi-35 was reportedly lost in Syria.

  • Black Eagle

    I guess Western trolls are going to be without arguments this time.

    • El Kabong

      I see the Russian trolls are here, as usual.