Two airmen killed in car accident near Spangdahlem Air Base
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Two airmen were killed and one was injured Monday morning in a car accident on Spangdahlem Air Base’s perimeter road.
The accident happened near the base’s passenger terminal, the 52nd Fighter Wing said in a statement.
The names of the dead and injured were being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin have been notified, the wing said.
The injured airman was airlifted to a hospital in Koblenz. The cause of the crash is under investigation, the statement said.
The base is located near the small German town of Spangdahlem, about 80 miles northwest of Ramstein Air Base.
It’s host to the only U.S. Air Force fighters in Germany – F-16 C/D Fighting Falcons, which are part of the 480th Fighter Squadron.
The perimeter road winds along the back of the base, connecting the area around the golf course to base housing as it passes the passenger terminal. One lane goes in each direction and the speed limit is 70 kilometers per hour (about 43 miles per hour).