WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One person was killed and another hurt during a U.S. Air Force live-fire training accident involving F-16 fighter planes in New Mexico, authorities said on Wednesday.
The mishap took place at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a White Sands Missile Range training ground, Holloman Air Force Base said in a statement. The incident involved a ground control party and two F-16 Fighting Falcons that fired air-to-surface ordnance during training.
One person died at a hospital and the second was treated for injuries and released, the statement said. The names were withheld pending notification of relatives.
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The accident is under investigation. The aircraft were assigned to the 54th Fighter Group, part of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by David Gregorio)