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Aircraft Crashes At Holloman Air Force Base

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An aircraft crashed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico on Friday, military officials say.

The base confirmed that a manned aircraft crashed at approximately 11:45 a.m. local time at the Red Rio Bombing Range, according to Military.com. The range is about 65 miles north of the base.

The pilot flying an A-29 aircraft has been identified as U.S. Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York. The cause of the crash is still being investigating. (RELATED: US Military Experiences Third Major Aviation Mishap In Two Days)

This would mark the seventh non-combat crash for the Air Force in 2018, versus seven for all of 2017, according to Fox News Pentagon reporter, Lucas Tomlinson.
The number of U.S. service members killed in noncombat-related crashes of military aircrafts is up to 27 in 2018, according to CNN.

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