Military officials and local police say an aircraft has crashed in a desert area near Nellis Air Force Base after the pilot ejected with minor injuries.

A base spokesman said the crash happened about 7:40 a.m. Thursday on public land adjacent to the base.

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Kuhn says the pilot ejected from a civilian contractor aircraft and was receiving medical treatment.

The type of aircraft wasn't immediately described.

The aircraft crashed less than a mile from the northern end of Nellis runways.

There was no immediate report of damage to any facilities on the ground.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the agency was notified that a military aircraft was involved. He said Nellis was handling the response.