A Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 at the 2018 Miramar Air Show
A Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet at the 2018 Miramar Air Show. Photo by Chris Stone

A Navy Blue Angels pilot is safe after making an emergency landing Tuesday at Naval Air Facility El Centro in Imperial County.

The mishap occurred when the F/A-18 Hornet’s main landing gear did not extend on approach to the airfield following a training flight.

“The pilot landed the aircraft with no injury to himself or ground personnel, and at no time were any other personnel or spectators in danger,” the Navy said.

No additional details were immediately available. The Navy said the cause of the mishap is under investigation.

The Blue Angels are conducting winter training in El Centro through mid-March in preparation for the upcoming air show season.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.