F-18 Hornet Down at NAS Lemoore
An F-18 Hornet based out of NAS Lemoore has reportedly crashed just outside of the naval base located in the California Central Valley. Very little information is known at this point, but local news affiliate, ABC30 reports the pilot did eject.
Update from NAS Lemoore Press Release:
NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE – One F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, crashed today at approximately 3:55 p.m. near the installation.
The pilot of the single seat aircraft ejected safely and is in good condition. The name of the pilot is being withheld for privacy reasons.
The aircraft crashed into an unpopulated field just south of the Operations Side of the installation.
At this time, there are no reports of any other injuries or damage as a result of the crash.
Additional information will be released when made available. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Monitor our “Naval Air Station Lemoore” Facebook page for updates.
A press conference will be held at 6:30 p.m. Media wishing to attend, should meet the installation Public Affairs Officer at the Media Lot.
For more information, contact NAS Lemoore Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Marc Calero, office number: (559) 998-3393.