CHINA LAKE, Calif. — A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashed Wednesday near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California, according to U.S. Naval Air Forces.
The status of the pilot is unknown and search and rescue efforts are currently underway.
At approximately 10:00 a.m PST an F/A-18E crashed near @NAWS_CL. Search-and-rescue efforts are underway.
— flynavy (@flynavy) July 31, 2019
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is located about 125 miles north of Los Angeles, in Ridgecrest, which was recently at the center of several strong earthquakes.