Marine F/A-18C Hornet Crash


Story Number: NNS120901-08Release Date: 9/1/2012 11:11:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A Marine F/A-18C Hornet crashed in a remote range area of the Fallon Range Training Complex at approximately 3:15 p.m. CDT Sept. 1.

The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was treated at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon for minor injuries and has been released.

The pilot and aircraft are from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. VMFA 323 is part of Carrier Air Wing 11, which is currently conducting routine training at Naval Air Station Fallon.

No one on the ground was hurt in the incident. The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

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