Super Hornet crashes near China Lake

A F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA-151 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., lands after a training mission during Northern Lightning 2020. (Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., experienced a mishap during a routine training flight in the Superior Valley, just south of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif.

The pilot ejected safely and was taken to a local medical facility for examination. The U.S. Navy is cooperating fully with local authorities.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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