Contractor killed in N.M. training accident involving F-16s

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon’s take off from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. A contractor was killed and a USAF member was injured Tuesday night in a weapons training accident at the facility, officials said. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson

Feb. 1 (UPI) — One person was killed and another was injured at a New Mexico Air Force base during a live weapons training exercise, military officials said.

The accident occurred Tuesday night at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico as a pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons were dropping munitions on a target range.

A member of the ground control team was struck and killed, and an Air Force service member was injured, officials said.

The injured person was treated and released from a nearby hospital.

The training exercise was conducted on a range that is part of the White Sands Missile Range complex.


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