Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Two US Marine Corps Fighter Jets Collide Over San Diego

The US Marine Corps announced the incident involving two F/A-18 jets on Wednesday afternoon.

One pilot is reported to be safe, while the other ejected from his plane, prompting the deployment of a search and rescue team. That pilot was later pulled from the ocean and is said to be safe.

The cause of the crash, which occurred during a training exercise at around 11:45 AM near Miramar, home to a Marine Corps air base, is under investigation.

Used by both the Marine Corps and the US Navy, the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine multirole combat jet, designed to serve as both a fighter and attack jet. It has flown in the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squad since 1986.

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