US Navy F/A-18C Crashes in Nevada

Story Number: NNS140301-04Release Date: 3/1/2014 9:01:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev., crashed today at approximately 3 p.m. PST on a U.S. Navy range training complex, approximately 70 miles east of NAS Fallon.

Navy personnel are en route to the scene.

The Navy has not officially confirmed the status of the aircraft crewmember.

The aircraft was conducting a training flight prior to the crash.

A safety investigation will be carried out to determine the cause.

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Members of the ground crew prepare F/A-18C Hornet strike fighters for flights supporting the final phase of training for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
December 9, 2010
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