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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Navy Fighter Jet Crashes in California; Pilot Ejected Safely

A Navy fighter jet crashed near a California military base Monday, but the pilot ejected and safely parachuted to the ground, authorities said.

No one else was aboard the F/A-18 Super Hornet that crashed south of the Lemoore Naval Air Station shortly before 4 p.m.

The pilot underwent medical evaluation, was found to be fine and was released, the base's commanding officer Capt. Monty Ashliman said at a news conference.

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