Monday, December 8, 2008

UPDATE: F-18 Crashes in San Diego Neighborhood

An F-18 fighter plane based out of San Diego's Miramar Air Base crashed shortly before noon into a residential neighborhood in San Diego's University City.

According to reports, the pilot ejected safely from the aircraft prior to impact. At least two houses were set on fire by the crash, but as of 1 p.m. there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries to the pilot or those on the ground.

The plane was a two-seat F/A-18 Hornet, from the 3rd Marine Air Wing's training squadron, which was returning from a training mission when it went down.

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