The pilot of a Yuma-stationed military jet attached to the Miramar-based Third Marine Aircraft Wing was able to safely eject Wednesday afternoon before the aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood in the town of Imperial.
It was not immediately clear if anyone on the ground was injured when the AV-8B Harrier went down shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to Marine Corps officials.
The fiery crash damaged civilian homes, said Maj. Carl Redding Jr., spokesman for the air wing.
Medics took the pilot to a hospital for a precautionary evaluation.
The cause of the accident was under investigation, Redding said.
— City News Service
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