Air Force Base: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In New Mexico Training

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – Officials at Holloman Air Force Base say one person was killed and another injured in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico.

Base officials say in a statement that the Tuesday night accident involved members of a ground-control party struck as two F-16 jets used unspecified air-to-ground munitions at a range that’s part of the White Sands Missile Range complex near Holloman.

The statement says the injured person was released from a hospital after treatment for specified injuries.

Identities were not immediately released, and officials say the incident is under investigation.

The statement says the two F-16s are based at Holloman but belong to a group that is part of a wing headquartered at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

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