Monday, December 08, 2008

F-18 jet from Miramar MAS crashes in San Diego...

From CBS...San Diego:

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: F-18 PLANE CRASH IN UNIVERSITY CITY
December 8, 2008 (12:22 PM) --

An F-18 aircraft has crashed in a residential area near Interstate 805 and Genesee in University City, according to a News 8 report. The pilot was reportedly able to eject before the crash. At least one home may be on fire; fire crews are at the scene. The cause of the crash was unknown. Further details on this story as they become available.
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UPDATE:
F-18 was flying FROM the aircraft carrier, the Abe Lincoln, T0 Miramar. Two people on ground killed. Pilot taken to Balbao Naval Hosp to be checked.
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UPDATE:

Three people on ground dead, one missing. Note: the booms people heard are the end result of fuel being dumped, as required before landing. When the tanks are empty, the booms occur.

Wrap....

2 comments:

movie fan said...

i was amazed at what a non-condemning attitude the father of the family that was killed had after this crash

BAJ said...

Movie Fan...As was I. He's a very good man, for sure. And you know he's taken a devastating hit, bless his heart.