Posted on Oct. 24, 2011, 5:23pm in our discussion forum: Hearing comms on scanner today sounds like F-15 Crash near Ash Springs, NV. Pilot ejected, walking around looking for a good place for rescue helicopter to pick him up. Callsign EAGLE 01.
As it turns out, an F-15C from Nellis Air Force Base went down on public land a few miles west of Ash Springs just after 4pm PDT. The pilot, whose name was not released, was the only person on board. He was able to eject safely and was not injured. The aircraft was on a training exercise.A large explosion and fireball west of U.S. Highway 93 between Ash Springs and Alamo were reported to the Lincoln County Sheriff around 4:05pm. Deputies were dispatched to the scene and made their way over rough terrain and through a local ranch toward the crash site. The pilot had started walking southeast from the crash site towards the Highway and was picked up by a military helicopter about 30 minutes after the crash. He was flown to Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Base, where an examination revealed no injuries.
A staging area was set up near Crystal Springs at Highway 93, where an existing road leads to the vicinity of the crash site. A new road was built to the crash site. The crash site investigation and clean-up was mostly finished around Friday, Nov.11, 2011.
Tent at the crash site, looking west from
Hwy 93 near Ash Springs