A jet on loan from the San Diego-based 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed Saturday in western Nevada, killing the Navy pilot who was flying it.
According to a report in UT San Diego, the F/A-18C Hornet was on a training flight when it went down in a remote, mountainous area 70 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon. The pilot, who has yet to be identified pending notification of family, was attached to a different unit.
The jet, which was destroyed in the crash, was not loaded with weapons or munitions during the training exercise.
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