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Two Dead After US Navy Fighter Jet Crashes in California

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released(LEMOORE, Calif.) -- Two crew members aboard a U.S. Navy fighter jet were killed Wednesday when the aircraft crashed near Lemoore Naval Air Station in California, according to officials.

The F/A-18F Super Hornet went down at 12:08 p.m. in a private field close to the Naval Air Station.  The pilot and weapons systems operator on board were on a routine training flight.  Their names are being withheld until their loved ones are notified.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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