A Navy F/A-18E fighter jet crashed in California on Tuesday, but the pilot was able to eject safely, according to a Navy spokesman.
“An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore experienced a mishap at approximately 10:10 a.m. today during a routine training flight near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake,” Cmdr. Zachary Harrell, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces, said Tuesday.
Lemoore is an inland airbase located in California’s Central Valley.
“The pilot ejected safely and was taken to a local medical facility for examination,” said Harrell.
Harrell told ABC News that the pilot was in good and stable condition.