Saturday, March 20, 2010
Bad Day at Fallon NAS
Two pilots based out of Lemoore are safe today after their jets collided above Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.
The mid-air collision happened around 10:00 p.m. Monday night during what the Navy is calling a routine training mission.
Both pilots were flying F/A 18 E Super Hornet aircraft.
One pilots landed safely, with damage to his aircraft; the other was forced to eject and was found by rescue crews about an hour after the crash.
Both pilots are okay following the crash.
The pilots were based out of NAS Lemoore and are part of Strike Fighter Squadron 137.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.