F/A-18C Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, taxi down the runway at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 16-2, June 7, 2016. Donato Maffin/Marine Corps
Marine Times: Marine pilot killed in F/A-18C Hornet crash in California
A pilot from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, was killed in an F/A-18C Hornet crash Thursday night.
The crash was during a training mission around 10:30 p.m. near Twentynine Palms, California, according to a press release.
First Lt. Gabriel Adibe, a spokesman for MCAS Miramar, said the crash is under investigation. Officials are waiting for more information, he said, but no one else seemed to be involved in the crash. The name of the pilot will be released after the immediate family is notified.
Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, the head of Marine Aviation, told reporters on Friday that he did not have any details about the crash, adding that his thoughts and prayers are with the family of the Hornet pilot.
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