June 18, 2024

Marine F/A-18 Hornet Crashes at NAS Fallon

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A Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft crashed near Naval Air Station Fallon Saturday, but the pilot survived.

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Photo by Burner Aviation Photography

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