(CORONADO, Calif.) — A U.S. Navy aircraft crashed during a training exercise in California on Saturday.
In a release, the Commander of the U.S. Naval Air Forces said that at about 3 p.m. PST on Saturday, about 70 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon in Fallon, Nev., a F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center crashed.
The Navy did not confirm the status of the pilot.
Navy searchers were on the ground Saturday, but a search helicopter had to be grounded due to snowy weather, ABC’s Reno affiliate KOH reports.
A safety investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.
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