A Marine Corps fighter jet crashed during a routine training mission near a southwestern Arizona air base on Wednesday and the pilot was able to eject safely, a military official said.
The official said the AV-8B Harrier was carrying live ordnance when it slammed into the ground in a largely unpopulated area about 15 miles (24 kilometres) northwest of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. No one on the ground was injured.
The unidentified pilot of the single-seat aircraft was able to eject safely and was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center as a precaution, said Captain Staci Reidinger, a base spokeswoman.
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by Tactical-Life / Jul 25, 2012