A pilot is killed and three people injured in a traffic accident at Keesler AF Base in Mississippi

A pilot has been killed and three people injured in a traffic accident at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi Mississippi

  • The four people were involved in a traffic accident at the base on Wednesday
  • Keesler said a pilot was killed and three people injured
  • Details of the crash were not given, but pedestrians were involved, the base said
  • The identity of the dead pilot has not been released
  • Keesler Air Force base is home to 130,000 people near Biloxi

A pilot has been killed and three injured in a traffic accident at the Keesler Air Force base in Mississippi.

The pilot was assigned to the 81st Training Wing, the base said in a pronunciation.

He was pronounced dead and three others were injured in what was described as ‘a pedestrian accident at the base’.

The accident happened around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday.

“This was not a training incident,” the base said.

A pilot has died and three people have been injured in a traffic accident at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi

The Airman’s identity will not be disclosed until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified, the commanders confirmed.

The base, in Biloxi, is home to approximately 130,000 people.

The Department of Defense say there are about 7,090 soldiers on active duty; 3,724 civil servants; 114,094 retirees; 3,961 family members and 1,700 contractors.

“The emphasis is on high-tech training in a number of areas, especially in electronics specialties,” the Pentagon said.

“Tech resident courses cover career areas such as personnel, information management, air traffic control, finance, manpower, communications electronics maintenance, computer operations, maintenance and programming, weather, metrology, aircraft warning and control systems, and radio operations.”

Keesler Air Force Base is seen from the air showing the Gulf Coast where it sits next

Keesler Air Force Base is seen from the air showing the Gulf Coast where it sits next

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