U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Fighter Aircraft Crashes Near NAWS China Lake, Pilot Ejects

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter aircraft, from Naval Air Station Lemoore, crashed while conducting a routine training flight in the Superior Valley, just south of Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake on Oct. 20.

The pilot ejected safely and was taken to a local medical facility for examination.

A statement released by NAS Lemoore said that the U.S. Navy is cooperating fully with local authorities. The statement added that more information will be released as it becomes available.

The incident is now under investigation.



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