-- An F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet crashed near Twentynine Palms, California, last night, killing the pilot on board.
According to the Marine Corps, the pilot was conducting a training mission out of Air Station Miramar, just north of San Diego. The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time.
The Marine Corps said in a statement that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The pilot's name has not been released.