Pilots OK After Navy Jets Collide Over Nevada

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FALLON, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Navy says two fighter jets on a training mission collided over the northern Nevada desert, but both pilots survived.

The crash east of Fallon Naval Air Station happened around 10 p.m. Monday

Navy officials say one pilot was able to land his F/A-18E Super Hornet at the base. The other pilot ejected safely before his jet crashed in a remote area of the base. He was picked up by a helicopter rescue team and taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.

Both jets are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 137 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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