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Navy Fighter Jet Crashes At Death Valley National Park, California

Naval F-18 Fighter Aircraft - Credit: Pixabay
It has been reported that a U.S. Navy fight jet has crashed on the west side of Death Valley National Park in California.

On Wednesday morning, July 31, the aircraft was seen making its way through Rainbow Canyon, an area often used during training flights. It was at approximately 10 A.M. PST that the aircraft crashed not far from the Father Crowley Overlook at Rainbow Canyon.

There were seven tourists at the overlook when the crash occurred. All seven, all part of the same family, suffered minor injuries from debris flying through the air after the crash, including cuts and burns. None were seriously injured, however.

At current, the condition of the pilot is still unknown, though search and rescue teams, as well as investigators, are looking into the incident.

An alert from the Death Valley National Park website reports the Father Crowley Vista Point parking area as being closed and that visitors should avoid the area so the emergency responders can do their jobs safely.

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