The pilot of a U.S. Navy fighter jet survived this week after crashing in California’s Death Valley National Park, Navy officers stated Tuesday.
The F/A-18F Super Hornet went down at round 3 p.m. Monday in a distant space of the park, a Navy assertion learn.
The unidentified pilot, who safely ejected from the plane, was handled for minor accidents at a Las Vegas hospital and was launched later that evening.
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“No civilians were harmed as a result of this incident,” the Navy assertion added. “The National Park Service and Navy will work together to coordinate cleanup of this Wilderness area.”
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The plane was assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 primarily based at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake – positioned within the Mojave Desert about 150 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The Navy has used the set up because the Forties for missile and rocket improvement, Stars and Stripes reported.
The incident is at present underneath investigation and the Navy says it’s cooperating with native authorities.
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