Friday, February 24, 2012

Navy pilots in good condition after F/A-18F Super Hornet crashes

Two pilots are in good condition after their single F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed this afternoon during a training flight about 30 miles northeast of Fallon in an unpopulated, dry lakebed.

The pilots ejected safely from the aircraft and were recovered by a U.S. Navy helicopter shortly after the incident. Neither of the pilots sustained major injuries, and they have been transported to Naval Air Station Fallon for a complete medical evaluation.

The pilots are attending the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course conducted by the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center.

The cause of the crash is unknown and a Navy investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the accident.

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