September 24, 2022
A Navy pilot has died after crashing a fighter jet near an air station in Lemoore, California, according to the military branch.

A Navy pilot has died after crashing a fighter jet near an air station in Lemoore, California, according to the military branch.

The pilot was flying an F/A-18E Super Hornet when he crashed near the city of Trona, which is located in the Mojave Desert, around 2:30 p.m. local time Friday, according to a statement from Naval Air Forces Public Affairs.

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Federal Firefighters and Naval Security Forces both responded to the scene, according to the statement.

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Officials did not disclose the identity of the pilot, noting they are in the process of notifying his family.

No civilians were harmed in the crash, the Navy said.

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