Aircraft crashes near Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas – Everett Post

(NEW YORK) – A plane crashed shortly after taking off from Nellis Air Force Base on Monday afternoon, base officials confirmed on Twitter.

According to official information, the contractor-operated plane crashed just outside the southern edge of the base at around 2:30 p.m. local time.

It is not immediately known if there have been any injuries or deaths, officials said.

A base official told ABC News that the crash affected a non-Air Force-operated aircraft that was being flown by a non-Air Force pilot.

The base uses contractor aircraft, which, according to official reports, routinely fly training missions.

According to official sources, several federal and local first responders are on hand to investigate.

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