Lt. Col. Eric Schultz, an Air Force pilot was killed Tuesday evening when his aircraft crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range located near Las Vegas. The incident occurred the day before two A-10 aircraft crashed at the same test range although it is reported that both pilots ejected safely. The type of aircraft Lt. Col. Eric Schultz was flying is not being released as it is classified.
Lt. Col. Eric Schultz, 44, died from injuries sustained in an accident in which an aircraft crashed around 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday at the range, located about 100 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base, according to a release from the base issued Friday evening.
“Information about the type of aircraft involved is classified and not releasable,” Maj. Christina Sukach, chief of public affairs for the 99 Air Base Wing at Nellis, said in an email. – Military.com
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein stated that the aircraft involved in the crash was not an F-35.
Lt. Col. Eric Schultz was a combat veteran and test pilot. He had a wife, Julie, and five children.
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