|A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, (VMFA-115), taxies to the runway during Valiant Shield 16 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016.|
By: Wording OD
A fighter jet pilot survived a crash landing at a Marine base in Southern California Tuesday night. The pilot ejected from an F/A-18C Hornet after it touched down at the Twentynine Palms Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field about 140 miles east of Los Angeles, according to spokesman 1st Lt. John Roberts.
Authorities recovered the pilot and took him to a hospital with only minor injuries. The Marine Corps has not released a name but said in a news release that the pilot was with the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.