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One airman is killed and three people injured in road accident at Keesler AF Base in Mississippi

An airman has died and three have been injured following a traffic accident at Keesler Air Force base in Mississippi.

The airman was assigned to the 81st Training Wing, the base said in a statement.

He was pronounced dead and three others injured following what was described as 'an on-base vehicle accident involving pedestrians'.

'This was not a training incident,' the base said.

One airman has died and three people have been injured following a traffic accident on Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi

The identity of the Airman will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notifications have been made, the commanders confirmed. 

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

The Department of Defense say there are approximately 7,090 active duty military; 3,724 civil service employees; 114,094 retirees; 3,961 family members and 1,700 contractors.

'The emphasis is on high-technology training in a number of fields, primarily in the electronics specialties,' the Pentagon says. 

'Technical resident courses include career fields such as personnel, information management, air traffic control, finance, manpower, communications-electronics maintenance, computer operation, 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 besides which it sits

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