The crash site is on US government property in the vicinity of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, “and there are no indications of damage to property on the ground,” the Marines said earlier Friday.
A US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed near San Diego, resulting in the confirmed death of the pilot. The crash occurred on Thursday night, and the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was found deceased at the crash site by search and rescue teams. The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina expressed condolences to the pilot’s family in a statement. The pilot’s identity will be withheld until all next-of-kin notifications are completed.
The crash site is located on US government property near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The statement indicated that there were no indications of property damage on the ground due to the crash. An investigation into the incident has been initiated by the Marines.
The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft, considered a key component of Marine Corps tactical aviation.