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.
Base spokesman Tech. Sgt. Siuta Ika said Lt. Col. Eric Schultz was piloting the aircraft when it crashed. Ika said it was unknown whether other people were on board at the time of the crash.
It was unclear whether Schultz died at the crash site, Sukach said. She said he was supporting training at the site.
The base announced the aircraft was part of the Air Force Materiel Command, which develops and tests weapons.” Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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.
Featured image of Joint terminal attack controllers waving at an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft during a show of force on the Nevada Test and Training Range by US Air Force