Pilot killed in a Navy jet “total loss” crash


The Marine Corps F/A-18 C on loan to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center was used as a training aircraft and was not carrying any weapons or other munitions. The pilot was killed in the crash and his name will be publicly known after the moment when his family will be notified. No other damage in the area was reported. The incident was declared “a total loss”.
The Naval Air Station Fallon, as a training site, has the longest runway in the Navy, 14,000-foot, and it’s known for more than 300 clear flying days per year.
An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause.
The Navy has suffered a number of fatal air crashes in recent years, including one also over the Nevada desert. In 2008, two Navy pilots collided, killing the pilot of another F/A-18C.


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