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Five killed in Nevada crash


Release Date: 3/17/2004

3/17/2004 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Five people were killed when the Air Force aircraft they were traveling in crashed in the Nevada desert about 125 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base on March 16.

The Air Force civilian pilot of the Beechcraft KA 1900 and four civilian contractors died in the crash. The aircraft was on a scheduled flight to an airstrip at the Tonopah Test Range when it crashed in an unpopulated area of the Nevada Test and Training Range, said Capt. Angela Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Air Warfare Center at Nellis.

The contractors were technical experts, employed by JT3 Corp., who work on test-range equipment throughout the range complex, she said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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