Site icon YCNews

A U.S. Navy “Super Hornet” fighter plane caught fire and smoke billowed at the crash site

A U.S. Navy “Super Hornet” fighter plane caught fire and smoke billowed at the crash site

October 21. On the 20th local time, a US Navy “Super Hornet” fighter plane crashed in southern California. The scene caught fire and smoke billowed.

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, the incident occurred on the afternoon of the 20th. When the F/A-18 combat attack aircraft had an accident, the pilot had safely ejected and escaped from the aircraft. The cause of the crash has not been ascertained. In addition, it is also unknown whether the aircraft is carrying ammunition.

After the fighter plane crashed, it exploded on the ground due to collision, and the scene caught fire. Firefighters immediately rushed to the scene to put out the fire. Up to now, the Pentagon has confirmed the accident and said that the pilot escaped safely without major problems.

A U.S. Navy “Super Hornet” fighter plane caught fire and smoke billowed at the crash site

Foreign media mentioned that the F/A-18 combat attack aircraft known as the “Super Hornet” has always been the backbone of the US Navy. In addition, this year, the U.S. Navy has experienced several similar accidents, including two emergency landings of military aircraft at Oceana Naval Air Base in Virginia and a crash in Philippine waters.

Exit mobile version