A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet crashed Saturday during a training mission near a Nevada air base, the Navy said.
The status of the pilot was not immediately clear, Navy spokesman Commander Ryan Perry said in a statement.
Perry said an investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the crash, which occurred on a training range about 70 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.
Navy personnel are headed to the scene, he said.
The F/A-18C Hornet is a single-seat fighter jet built by Boeing Co beginning in 1987. It is powered by two F404-GE-402 enhanced performance turbofan engines built by General Electric Co.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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The Hornet was always a low powered DOG. Fulcrums walk all over that turkey, and can out accelerate and walk right up their tail pipe. Operation Red Flag bares this out every time they go up against the German Luftwaffe in training exercises. Fulcrum may be a pile of junk, but is in some respects more capable and better war plane. With a few refinements to the airframe and hydraulic systems I’d take the Fulcrum any day as well as its weapons. Fulcrum is also an easier airframe to manufacture.
Don’t even get me started on that POS F-22. Biggest dam rip off of to the air force by a contractor. I’ve seen the way the airframe is put together. Make sure you have a good X-ray machine and use it often to find all the cracks that develop.
Considering the affirmative action requirements I know for a fact that maintenance has suffered terribly in the military.
Had enough yet of Socialism?