Navy Jet Crash Injures 7 in Death Valley
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.