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Marine Corps Hornet Pilot Killed In Crash At Twentynine Palms

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, taxis down the runway at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska on June 20, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, taxis down the runway at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska on June 20, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

A Marine Corps pilot in an F/A-18C Hornet died last night in a crash during a training mission near Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The pilot was from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The cause of the crash, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. on July 28, is under investigation. The Marine Corps has released no more details about the pilot or the crash.

Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation Lt. Gen. Jon Davis said this morning that his thoughts are with the Marine’s family. Asked if aviation readiness problems, which have led to lower training hours for Marines, was a factor in the crash, Davis said that all his squadrons had enough flight hours to stay safe in the air.

  • Despicable REM1875 ✓certified

    God bless you and Your Brother, May the good Lord grant healing and aid to your loved ones.
    Salute
    Semper Fi

  • Melody Hanson

    R.I.P. my brother for your where meant for a higher calling. You will now be the guardian angel to watch our the other brothers and sisters in the sky. You will not be forgotten.

  • Vic Pittman

    “Those who take up the sword shall die by the sword” Jesus Christ

    • Aunty Ducky

      Really? The Apostle Paul compared his work to that of a paid army in I Cor. 9:7. We need to support those who offer their lives in defense of us and our country. Unless you want to, as Paul asks, “serve(s) in the army at your (his) own expense”?

      • Vic Pittman

        Christians follow the teachings of Jesus, not Paul, who was an unabashed egomaniac.

      • Vic Pittman

        I am a CHRISTIAN, not a follower of Paul, who said a lot of questionable things.. “I would that all men could be as I am”, and also claimed to have talked to and spent time with Jesus, which was a lie.