On Friday, a jet fighter from the US Navy Pilot Dead in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, killing the pilot. The crash is looked into right now.
At about 5:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. PDT), an F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed near Trona, California. The Navy sent out a short news release about the crash, but did not name the pilot who died.
The Navy’s statement said that the pilot’s name won’t made public for 24 hours after his family has told.
No people on the ground hurt in the crash.
A picture of a Super Hornet from 2002.
On July 24, 2002, Lt. Corey L. Pritchard lands an F/A18 “Super Hornet” on the USS Abraham Lincoln. This is the first time the new plane has landed on a carrier. The pilot of a Super Hornet that crashed in California on Friday killed.
The Navy said that firefighters and security forces from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake went to the scene of the crash.
The Super Hornet was flying out of Naval Air Station Lemoore, where the Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific and Commander Joint Strike Fighter Wing are based.
There are 16 Strike Fighter squadrons in use at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
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The cause of the crash is looked into right now, and no other information is known at this time.
Trona is an unincorporated town in the Mojave Desert that is in San Bernardino County. It is about 236 miles southeast of the naval air station.
This is not the first time a Super Hornet has crashed in California. One crash happened last year, and another will happen in 2020. Both pilots were able to get out of the planes safely.
In 2019, a pilot killed when his plane crashed in Death Valley National Park while he practicing. Seven people in the park also hurt by small pieces of the crash.
In a separate event on Friday, a Naval Special Warfare sailor killed and four others were hurt in a car accident in Coronado, California, as they coming back from Camp Billy Machen in Niland, California, where he trained.
The names of those who hurt also kept secret at this time. The names of those who died won’t released until 24 hours after the next of kin have informed. On the spot, the sailor pronounced dead, and the other four taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
The Navy said in a statement, “Two sailors are in critical condition, and two sailors are in stable condition.” “All of the sailors are part of Naval Special Warfare units based on the West Coast.”
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The statement also said that the California Highway Patrol was looking into what happened that “led to the tragic death of a teammate.”