Vehicle in US Air Force base crash was loaded with propane tanks

Man Dead In Car Crash At US Air Base Identified As Indian FBI

Man Dead In Car Crash At US Air Base Identified As Indian FBI

The FBI says it will offer the first update on its investigation of a freakish security incident at a Northern California Air Force base that ended with a motorist's vehicle bursting into flames at the main gate.

The driver, whose identity is known by law enforcement but has not been released, ignited himself, causing the vehicle to drive off the road and into a ditch.

A Travis news release issued late Wednesday afternoon said the 60th Air Mobiity Wing is in the middle of a multiday exercise to test and train airmen to boost the base's ability to respond to emergency incidents. No one else was hurt, the base said in a statement.

Travis Air Force Base's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the FBI and officers with the Fairfield Police Department also responded to the scene.

The driver has been identified by law enforcement, but has not been named, according to CBS News reporter John Blackstone. The official declined to say whether the man had any connections to the base. Ragan said at a briefing on Friday.

The investigation is in the early stages and investigators are reviewing all available information about Kazi, they said.

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A Kia van illegally entered the base on Wednesday and caught fire as it approached the gate of the base, then veered away and crashed, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan. The FBI is joining the Air Force in the investigation of the security breach.

Ragan said investigators aren't sure why Kazi came to the base or why he lit the van on fire.

No shots were fired, he said.

"I am extremely proud of how our first responders quickly addressed the situation to keep Travis and the surrounding area out of harm's way", he said.

The base is home to the largest airlift organisation in the Air Force, with a fleet of C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft.

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