Saturday, November 21, 2020

U.S. Navy F/A-18E fighter crash: pilot ejected safely

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet crashed during a routine sortie in the Superior Valley, just south of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake late Tuesday, according to a statement issued by Naval Air Station Lemoore.

“The pilot ejected safely and was taken to a local medical facility for examination,” Naval Air Station officials said in a statement.

Also added that the U.S. Navy is cooperating fully with local authorities.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

Local Firefighters say they found a downed plane Tuesday morning in the area of Highway 178 and Highway 14 and were containing a small fire ignited by the crash.

The plane crashed near the intersection of Highway 178 and Highway 14 around 12:30 pm, the California Highway Patrol told ABC affiliate KERO-TV.

https://twitter.com/IntelDoge/status/1318671994678804480

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it: patreon.com/defenceblog

Executive Editor

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW