Details as they are made available.
-18 crashes into San Diego neighborhood
12:27 PM, December 8, 2008
An F-18 military jet has crashed into homes near the Miramar Naval Air Station, authorities said.
There were no immediate words about injuries, but the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot ejected from the plane beforehand. The crash occurred around noon.
TV footage shows smoke coming from a residential neighborhood about two miles from the air station.
-- Tony Perry and Rich Marosi
:laff::banghead: I saw that too. Idiots. Im sure its some ###### who thinks only the AF flies planes for the military. Research Research Research.Just switched into CNN right now and I swear the first thing I hear:
"...an U.S Air Force F/A-18...":banghead:
Doesn't look good. Hope nobody was home.
We are too critical, which is why I wont even turn on CNN.:laff::banghead: I saw that too. Idiots. Im sure its some ###### who thinks only the AF flies planes for the military. Research Research Research.
Perhaps we pilots are too critical about media coverage of anything aviation related? Nahhhh
Quit watching CNN and just log in to the local channels...geeze louise!From CNN:
agreed...although, to an extent, local news is guilty of the same. The media, no matter how big or small, is in the business of ratings/advertising revenue. The journalists who make it to the big time are the ones who have given up their integrity for sensationalism. The journalists with potential start their careers at a small market, see that the industry has become nothing but sensationalism, and switch to another career field.Quit watching CNN and just log in to the local channels
I read a report that it was a D model, which is a two seat model only used in USMC squadrons. If true then there would normally be a NFO in the back (D model not the same as a F model two seat superhornet ). So technically there is one pilot, but two crewmembers.BTW, single pilot not two.