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U.S. Navy jet crashes in Death Valley National Park

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U.S. Navy jet crashes in Death Valley National Park
An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet has crashed in Death Valley National Park.
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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet has crashed in Death Valley National Park.

The aircraft was flying over Death Valley National Park during a routine training exercise on July 31 at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Local time when it crashed near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, according to a tweet from the U.S. Naval Air Forces.

Death Valley National Park spokesman Patrick Taylor told CNN that the crash caused seven visitors to suffer minor injuries.

Taylor explained that this particular area of the park is known as Stars Wars Canyon and is a popular site for visitors to observe military training flights.

In a statement to the United States Naval Institute News, the Navy said search and rescue units were sent to the scene.

The pilot's status is currently unknown and the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Spectators watching training military jets VOICEOVER (in English): "According to a tweet from the U.S. Naval Air Forces, an F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet was flying over Death Valley National Park on July 31 at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Local time." "The jet was undergoing a routine training exercise when it crashed near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake." "Death Valley National Park spokesman Patrick Taylor told CNN that the crash caused seven visitors to suffer minor injuries." "Taylor explained that this particular area of the park is known as Stars Wars Canyon and is a popular site for visitors to observe military training flights." SOURCES: CNN, NPR, U.S. Naval Air Forces, CBS News, United States Naval Institute, ABC 10 News https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/31/politics/navy-jet-crash-california/index.html https://www.npr.org/2019/07/31/747093070/u-s-military-jet-crashes-in-death-valley-national-park-injuring-7-on-the-ground https://twitter.com/flynavy/status/1156634093322268674 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/navy-fighter-jet-crashes-california-death-valley-national-park-live-updates-today-2019-07-31/ https://news.usni.org/2019/07/31/california-super-hornet-crashes-near-china-lake-condition-of-pilot-unknown https://www.10news.com/news/navy-fighter-jet-crashes-in-central-california-search-underway-for-pilot *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377




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