NEW MEXICO (January 31, 2017) – A civilian contractor was killed and an Air Force service member was injured on Tuesday in a training accident at Holloman Air Force Base, according to local news sources. (map)
The accident happened on Tuesday evening at Holloman Air Force Base, located off of US-70 in New Mexico near Alamogordo. F-16s were using unspecified air to ground munitions in a training exercise, when two people from a ground control party were struck.
The civilian contractor involved in the accident was tragically pronounced dead. An Air Force service member injured in the accident was treated at a hospital and released. The accident remains under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.