April 19, 2015
Officials with the Navy confirming reports tonight of a fighter jet crash about three hours east of Reno. They say the jet is an F/A -18 Hornet assigned to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon. The pilot was conducting a training flight, about 70 miles east of the Naval Air Station just before the crash. It's believed the pilot was the only person onboard. Navy personnel are responding to the accident scene. We will have more information for you as it becomes available.