Military Plane Crashed in California, 3 Homes Destroyed

Thursday, June 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

plane crashA Third Marine Aircraft Wing AV-8B Harrier jet, operating out of MCAS Yuma airbase crashed around 4:20 p.m. on June 4.

The plane crashed in a residential area at Cross Road and Fonzie Avenue in Imperial, California, near the U.S.-Mexico border, about 115 miles from San Diego.

The pilot managed to get out of the plane before it crashed and suffered only minor injuries. He was taken to a local hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

According to California Highway Patrol El Centro, one house caught fire, and two others were damaged by the crash. A total of eight houses were evacuated to collect evidence and assess the damage.

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar confirmed via Twitter that the Harrier jet crash impacted civilian structures.

An investigation to determine the cause of the crash has been initiated by concerned authorities.

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