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Navy jet crashes in Nevada, Pilot found dead
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Navy jet crashes in Nevada, Pilot found dead

A Navy fighter jet that crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada is a total loss and the condition of the pilot was unknown Sunday, Lt. Reagan Lauritzen of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, said.

The crash happened at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st. After hours of searching in the mountainous terrain, they found the plane.

They say the aircraft is a total loss. The name of the pilot is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The U.S. Navy says the aircraft was on loan to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center for use as a training aircraft, and was performing a training flight when it went down.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. The plane was not carrying any weapons on the training flight.

Officials say there are no reports of any other injuries or property damages from the crash.


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