US Navy FA-18 E Super Hornet crashes: Pilot ejects safely

A United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, crashed at approximately 3:55 p.m. September 21, California time, (6:55 a.m. September 22, Manila) near the installation. Naval Air Station Lemoore public affairs said the pilot of the single seat aircraft ejected safely and is in good condition. Pilot’s name is being withheld for privacy reasons.

Naval Air Station Lemoore is located in Kings County and Fresno County, California.

According to report of Naval Air Station Lemoore public affairs office the aircraft crashed into an unpopulated field just south of the Operations Side of the installation. There are no reports of any other injuries or damage as a result of the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.