VIDEO: Second US Navy F-18 Jets Crashed in a Week

Wed Aug 3, 2016 13:46:36

An F/A-18-C Hornet fighter jet crashed on Tuesday (August 2) near the Naval Air Station at Fallon, Nevada, after the pilot ejected safely from the aircraft, the US Navy said.

The F/A-18C Hornet was on temporary assignment to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific Detachment Fallon, from Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 232 at the time of the incident.

According to an earlier Navy statement, the pilot was returning to the base following a routine training flight at the time of the crash.

The cause of the accident was under investigation. Naval Air Station Fallon is about 55 miles northeast of Carson City in western Nevada.

A Marine pilot was killed last week when an F/A-18 crashed during a training mission near Twentynine Palms, California.

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