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US Navy fighter jet crashes in California
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US Navy fighter jet crashes in California

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Washington, Jul 31: A US Navy fighter jet crashed near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California, US Naval Air Forces said on Wednesday. Early reports say that around 7 got injured and the status of the pilot remains unknown.

The crash occurred east of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California, according to the Navy.

"At approximately 10 a.m PST [5:00 p.m. GMT] an F/A-18E crashed near [Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake]. Search-and-rescue efforts are underway," Naval Air Forces said in a tweet.

Search-and-rescue teams plan to continue their search for the pilot throughout the night. (UNI)