Navy jet crashes near Lemoore Naval Air Station

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LEMOORE, Calif. -- An F-18 fighter jet crashed into an empty field near the Lemoore Naval Air Station Monday, but the pilot safely ejected before impact.

CHP officers were the first to arrive at the impact site, which was north of state Highway 198, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Crews extinguished a fire from the crash.

 

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