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U.S. Marine pilot killed in F/A-18C crash in Mojave Desert

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 12:28:50-04

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – A Marine pilot based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar was killed in an F/A-18C Hornet crash late Thursday.

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing pilot was training near Twentynine Palms, Calif. in the Mojave Desert around 10:30 p.m.

The name of the pilot has not yet been released. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.