A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Tremendous Hornet fighter jet crashed throughout a routine sortie within the Superior Valley, simply south of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake late Tuesday, in line with a press release issued by Naval Air Station Lemoore.
“The pilot ejected safely and was taken to an area medical facility for examination,” Naval Air Station officers mentioned in a press release.
Additionally added that the U.S. Navy is cooperating totally with native authorities.
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Native Firefighters say they discovered a downed aircraft Tuesday morning within the space of Freeway 178 and Freeway 14 and had been containing a small hearth ignited by the crash.
The aircraft crashed close to the intersection of Freeway 178 and Freeway 14 round 12:30 pm, the California Freeway Patrol instructed ABC affiliate KERO-TV.