Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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Reported as a Mirage F1 callsign Sniper 01 went down in Las Vegas. Reports are is crashed into a house.

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/nellis-a ... _id=994400

https://www.ktnv.com/news/incident-invo ... -las-vegas
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Re: Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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Reports are the pilot did not to bail out. May he rest in peace. Blue skies.

More here:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/aircraft-cras ... d=77880797

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E21BGZA4n-I
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Re: Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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Word on the street is that it was a snow camo. I guess they mean a digital gray/white camo.

I know of the following Draken F1's:
N552EM, digital desert camo. (twinstick).
N561EM, digital snow camo. Currently in TX for modifications.
N565EM, digital desert camo.
N567EM, old Spanish AF c/s.
N571EM, digital snow camo.
N572EM, digital snow camo.
N574EM, digital desert camo.
N575EM, digital snow camo.
N576EM, digital desert camo.

Time will tell.
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Re: Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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N575EM was the Mirage involved, ex C.14-72 and participating in the NTM at Kleine-Brogel in 2009.
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Re: Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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It crashed (stalled?) while turning finals for RW 03, after a right hand circuit. It didn't crash immediately after take off, as many news outlets mention.

The Mirage slammed into a vacant lot a mere 100 metres away from Martin Luther King elementary school, and it might well be possible the pilot elected to stay with the aircraft until the last possible moment to make sure it caused no casualties on the ground....
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Re: Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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According FAA info at https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100: ... GAS,N567EM N567EM was the Mirage that crashed.
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Which would make it former C.14-56: https://scramble.nl/military-news/drake ... n-the-move
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RobertMB wrote: 25 May 2021, 16:46 According FAA info at https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100: ... GAS,N567EM N567EM was the Mirage that crashed.
According to a post on FB pagr Nellis Spotters it wasn't N567EM but had a splinter camo. Time will tell who is right.
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Re: Military plane crash in Las Vegas, May 24, 2021

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Originele post of N575EM was removed from mentioned FB page and a picture of N567EM posted instead. Zo it Deens of was the Mirage in Spanish markings afterall.
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