LOS ANGELES, May 24 (Xinhua) -- A pilot was killed after a military plane crashed near Las Vegas in the western US state of Nevada, authorities said on Monday.
The aircraft was owned, operated and piloted by Draken US, a Florida-based company contracted to provide adversary air support to Nellis Air Force Base, according to the statement.
Officials said the pilot's identity has not yet been released and no other personnel were on board.
The base is used for simulations and training by both military-owned and contractor-owned aircraft, KTNV TV station reported.
The plane was identified as a Dassault Aviation Mirage F-1 by the US National Transportation Safety Board. The agency tweeted that "an investigator is traveling to the crash scene."