An aircraft has crashed after taking off from Nellis Air Force Base in the Las Vegas valley.
The aircraft crashed at around 2.30pm with local residents describing hearing a loud noise.
The air force base Tweeted: “A contractor-operated aircraft that took off from Nellis Air Force Base crashed at approximately 2:30 p.m. May 24 outside the southern edge of the base.”
Emergency services are currently at the scene but it has not been confirmed if there are any injuries, reports Fox News.
It is not clear what type of plane the aircraft was or how many people were on board at the time of the crash.
Republican Congressman Steven Horsford Tweeted: “My team and I are saddened to hear reports of a plane crash near Nellis Air Force Base.
“As we closely monitor the situation and await further details from base authorities, my thoughts are with all those involved.”
Reporters working on dailystar.co.uk will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.
You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day.
Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day.
Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting ‘subscribe’.
You can also sign up to our showbiz, sport and lifestyle newsletters by clicking here