Oceana Hornet Crashes Near Las Vegas; Pilot Recovered
An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter
Squadron (VFA) 131 crashed Nov. 9th after taking off from Nellis
Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
The pilot successfully ejected from the aircraft and was
recovered by Air Force recovery crews. He is listed in good
condition at a Nellis hospital. His identity is not being
The accident happened about 12 p.m. EST. The aircraft crashed
about 15 miles north of the Air Force base in a sparsely populated
area. The aircraft was participating in an exercise with the Air
Force Weapons School at Nellis.
An accident investigation board is investigating the cause.