Marine Corps Jet Crashes In Imperial Valley
The pilot of a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier was able to safely eject from the jet before it crashed in the Imperial Valley Wednesday afternoon. A Marine Corps Air Station Yuma spokeswoman told the Associated Press the jet crashed roughly 15 miles northwest of the base at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
According to the A.P.:
The pilot was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for observation. His name wasn't released...
[H]e was a Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 pilot and the Harrier squadron was based out of MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., and was doing training operations in Yuma.