Marine F/A-18C Hornet crash prompts 24-hour pause in flight operations
By: Jeff Schogol
About 30 Marine Corps aircraft involved in a training exercise in California are suspending flight operations for 24 hours following Tuesday’s crash of a Marine F/A-18C Hornet.
The pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 safely ejected after the Hornet crashed Tuesday evening at Twentynine Palms Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field in California, according to a news release from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. The cause of the crash is under investigation.