Monday, December 8, 2008

F-18 Crashes in California Neighborhood

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 - An F/A-18D Hornet jet based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., crashed today into a civilian neighborhood about two miles northwest of the airfield, Marine Corps officials announced.

The aircraft, assigned to Vertical Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 101 from Marine Aircraft Group 11, went down at 11 a.m. PST, officials said.

Initial reports indicate the pilot ejected from the aircraft.

The incident is under investigation, officials said.

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