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Navy jet crash: Pilot found dead

Rescuers find body of pilot in U.S. Marine Corps fighter jet crash near naval base.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   March 3, 2014 at 7:43 AM

March 3 (UPI) -- The pilot of a U.S. Marine Corps fighter jet that crashed Saturday near Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada was found dead.

The U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C crashed at about noon E.S.T. Saturday about 60 miles east of Reno, Nev.

The plane appeared to be a "total loss," the Navy said.

It took rescuers several hours to reach the wreckage because it was in a remote, mountainous region. The pilot wasn't initially located.

The name of the pilot was being withheld until his next of kin had been notified, CNN reported.

[CNN]

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