VIDEO: Second Satanic US Navy F-18 Jets Crashed in a Week
The F/A-18C Hornet was on temporary assignment to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific Detachment Fallon, from Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 232 at the time of the incident.
According to an earlier Navy statement, the pilot was returning to the base following a routine training flight at the time of the crash.
The cause of the accident was under investigation. Naval Air Station Fallon is about 55 miles northeast of Carson City in western Nevada.
A Marine pilot was killed last week when an F/A-18 crashed during a training mission near Twentynine Palms, California.