An F-18 US army jet crashed throughout a coaching flight close to San Diego in Southern California, near Interstate 15.
The crash befell at 11.54pm PST, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar mentioned in a statement.
It stays unclear what led to the crash and the authorities haven’t shared what occurred to the pilot or if there have been every other folks onboard.
The base mentioned in its assertion that “the crash site is on government property east of the air station and there are no indications of damage to property on the ground”.
“Search and rescue actions are ongoing,” the bottom added.
The station mentioned that an investigation has been initiated.
A helicopter from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department took half within the search efforts from 3.48am till 4.21am and floor crews have been current on the scene till 6am, officers mentioned, in accordance with NBC News.
The F/A-18 Hornet is among the most used plane within the Marine Corps.
The third Marine Aircraft Wing is predicated in Miramar, however the jet that crashed isn’t part of that wing, but it surely had been working out of the bottom, the Marine Corps mentioned.
The base is situated simply 15 miles north of central San Diego.