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Pilots safe after midair collision

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- The pilots of two Air Force F-15 Eagles are safe following a midair collision of their aircraft March 17 about 65 miles northeast of here.

One aircraft returned safely to the base while the other crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range complex. The pilot of the second aircraft ejected and was picked up by rescue crews.

The aircraft and pilots are assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron here.

A board of Air Force officers will investigate the cause of the accident.

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