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Navy Jet Crash Injures 7 in Death Valley

Published on Aug 1, 2019 by Wilshire Law Firm in , , , ,

An F/A 18 Hornet similar to the model that crashed Wednesday flies through a cloudy sky

The plane that crashed was an F/A 18 Hornet similar to the one pictured here

Seven visitors were injured in Death Valley National Park Wednesday morning following a Navy jet crash near Father Crowley Vista Point and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The area, commonly referred to as Star Wars Canyon, has been used for training by the Air Force and Navy since the 1930’s.

With planes flying low overhead, spectators often come to stare in wonder at the death-defying maneuvers performed in the air above. That wonder, however, turned to panic on Wednesday, with park officials stating that at least seven visitors suffered injuries as a result of the airplane accident.

U.S. Navy search-and-rescue teams were dispatched out of China Lake and Naval Station Lemoore Wednesday, with no immediate word on the pilot’s condition available. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

UPDATE: The Navy confirmed on Thursday, August 1st that the pilot involved in the crash has died.

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