The Latest: Base says civilian contractor killed in accident

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Posted: Feb 01, 2017 1:00 PM

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an Air Force training accident (all times local):

11 a.m.

Officials at Holloman Air Force Base say a person killed in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico was a civilian contractor and that a person injured was an Air Force service member.

Their identities were not immediately released, and officials say the Tuesday night accident is under investigation.

Base officials say in a statement that the 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 service member was released from a hospital after treatment for unspecified injuries.

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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9:25 a.m.

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.