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Fighter Jet Crashes in California, Killing Pilot

The crash occurred during a training mission.

ByABC News
July 29, 2016, 10:28 AM
A pair of F/A-18C "Hornet" jets launch from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar flight line, Feb. 12, to join a formation of about 190 aircraft to participate in the Centennial of Naval Aviation "Parade of Flight." The event featured static displays, stunt motorcycle riders and demonstrations from special operations forces in addition to the parade.
A pair of F/A-18C "Hornet" jets launch from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar flight line, Feb. 12, to join a formation of about 190 aircraft to participate in the Centennial of Naval Aviation "Parade of Flight." The event featured static displays, stunt motorcycle riders and demonstrations from special operations forces in addition to the parade.
Department of Defense

— -- 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.