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Release Number: 121206 12/6/2012 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range December 5, 2012 at approximately 7:14 p.m. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred in a remote location west of Hiko, Nev. The remotely piloted aircraft, assigned to the 57th Wing here, was participating in a combat training mission as part of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Mission Employment phase. As soon as more details become available, they will be provided. A board of officers is being convened to investigate. For more information on the MQ-9 Reaper, click here. For more information on the 57th Wing, click here. -30-
M0507/12 - NO OVERFLY AT 37.40.0707N 115.22.00.09W SURFACE ALT. 12,000 MSL. REFERENCE TFR 2/0973. 06 DEC 04:48 2012 UNTIL 07 DEC 04:48 2012. CREATED: 06 DEC 04:49 2012
!FDC 2/2001 ZLA NV.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS MT. IRISH. THE TFR APPLIES ONLY TO CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF NELLIS RANGE CONTROL ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 5000 FEET AGL WITHIN A 5 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 374007N/1152200W OR THE WILSON CREEK /ILC/ VORTAC 217 DEGREE RADIAL AT 57.8 NAUTICAL MILES NELLIS RANGE CONTROL TELEPHONE 702-652-4222 OR FREQ 126.65 IS IN CHARGE OF ON SCENE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITY. LOS ANGELES /ZLA/ ARTCC TELEPHONE 661-265-8205 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY.