Navy: Fighter jet crashes in western Nevada

AP News
Posted: Mar 02, 2014 1:13 AM

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — The Navy says a fighter jet has crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada, and the pilot's condition was not immediately known.

The single-seat F/A-18C Hornet crashed about 3 p.m. Saturday on a Navy range training complex about 70 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon.

The pilot's condition was not immediately known.

Lt. Reagan Lauritzen of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said helicopters and ground crews were having difficulty reaching the crash site because of the mountainous terrain and remote location.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.