Fighter Jet Crashes in California, Killing Pilot

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released(TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) -- An F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet crashed near Twentynine Palms, California, Thursday night, killing the pilot on board.

According to the Marine Corps, the pilot was conducting a training mission out of Air Station Miramar, just north of San Diego. The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time.

The Marine Corps said in a statement that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The pilot's name has not been released.

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