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Crash details - Jason Lindquist
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Crash details
The Union-Tribune's got 'em.

Quickly:

  • 2-seat F/A-18D, carrying a single pilot
  • Part of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, of Miramar's 3rd Marine Air Wing
  • The unit includes both Navy and Marine pilots
  • Pilot was flying off the USS Abraham Lincoln, at sea in the Pacific off the San Diego coast
  • Before the crash, both engines had failed
  • Two fatalities on the ground
  • Two houses destroyed, one badly burned
  • The pilot punched out, landed safely, walked away, and was taken to Balboa Naval Hospital to be checked out
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