Navy jet crashes in California; pilot ejects safely

Posted at 11:44 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 06:25:37-04

Fresno, California – A F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, crashed Monday at approximately 3:55 p.m. near the installation.

The pilot of the single seat aircraft ejected safely and is in good condition, according to a release from the Navy. The name of the pilot is being withheld for privacy reasons.

The aircraft crashed into an unpopulated field just south of the Operations Side of the installation.

At this time, there are no reports of any other injuries or damage as a result of the crash.

Additional information will be released when made available. The cause of the crash is under investigation.