RIDGECREST (CBSLA) — A U.S. Navy jet from Lemoore went down Tuesday near the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, but the pilot was not hurt.
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The F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore was on a routine training flight when it “experienced a mishap,” the naval base posted on Facebook. The plane went down in the area of State Routes 178 and 14 at about 11 a.m. and ignited a small fire that was quickly contained.READ MORE: Lakers Give OKC Their First Win Of The Season
Naval Air Station Lemoore says the pilot ejected safely and has been taken to a local medical facility for examination.MORE NEWS: AA Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger
The north and south 14 and the west 178 were both closed at their junction during the crash investigation.