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 Thursday at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight, according to the Thunderbirds’ website.

 

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 canceled.

It is unknown how this accident will impact the remainder of the 2018 Thunderbirds Season.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

VIDEO: Air Force Thunderbirds video published two week ago on their YouTube channel: