F-18 Crashes in California Neighborhood
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 An F/A-18D Hornet jet based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., crashed today into a civilian neighborhood about two miles northwest of the airfield, Marine Corps officials announced.
The aircraft, assigned to Vertical Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 101 from Marine Aircraft Group 11, went down at 11:59 a.m. PST, officials said.
Initial reports indicate the pilot ejected from the aircraft.
The incident is under investigation, officials said.