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2 fighter jets crash at Nellis range during training mission

Updated September 7, 2017 - 4:29 pm

Two fighter jets crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine training mission Wednesday night, Air Force officials said.

The two pilots ejected safely from the A-10C Thunderbolt II jets about 8 p.m. and were evaluated by medical staff on base, according to a news release from Nellis. They have since been released, spokeswoman Lt. Marie Ortiz later said.

Oritz said the fighter jets were each worth $18.8 million.

It is unclear what caused the crash, but a board will investigate the incident.

No additional details were immediately available.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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