facebook
twitter
search
search

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]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison
Two killed by police gunfire in 2 separate Central Texas shootings