An F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed in a remote area of the MCAS Miramar military base, prompting a search-and-rescue operation. The incident took place just before midnight and it is unclear at this time whether the pilot sustained any injuries or what caused the crash. Authorities have clarified that the aircraft does not belong to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, but was operating from MCAS Miramar. The base has taken over the response from the San Diego Police, and there have been no reports of damage to property on the ground. Further details are awaited as the investigation continues.
In a late-night incident, an F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in a distant section of the MCAS Miramar military base. The crash occurred east of Interstate 15 and search-and-rescue operations are currently underway. It remains unknown whether the pilot sustained any injuries during the incident, and the cause of the crash has not been determined. While the aircraft is not affiliated with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, it was operating from MCAS Miramar at the time. San Diego Police initially responded to the incident but later handed over the control to the military base. Fortunately, there have been no reports of property damage on the ground as a result of the crash.
Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash of the F/A-18 fighter jet at MCAS Miramar military base. The incident took place just before midnight in a secluded area of the base. At present, it is unclear whether the pilot sustained any injuries and what factors led to the crash. The aircraft involved is not a part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing but was operating from MCAS Miramar. The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.