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Nellis Air Force Base helicopter crashes on training range

4 crew members hurt in crash
Posted at 5:26 AM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 08:57:13-04

Another aircraft connected to Nellis Air Force Base crashed on Thursday night.

It happened on the Nevada Test and Training Range. The plane that crashed was an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter.

Officials with NAFB say that the crash happened around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Four crew members were taken to a local medical facility to be treated for minor injuries.

A fighter jet being used to help train students of the weapons school at NAFB crashed early Thursday morning.

The plane had just finished participating in an exercise and was headed back to the base when the pilot realized something was wrong.

He ejected from the plane before it crashed and was treated for minor injuries at the base's military hospital.

It is not known at this time what caused either crash. Both crashes are under investigation.