3 Killed, 1 Missing in San Diego Military Jet Crash
A FA-18 Delta military jet that crashed into a San Diego neighborhood shortly before noon killed at least three people who have not been identified yet. Investigators know that a grandmother, a mother and two children lived in the residence and say one person is unaccounted for, according to AP. The pilot who ejected himself before the crash and landed at a nearby high school playing field is listed in stable condition at the hospital.
Two booms were heard before the crash, "the second louder than the first, as the plane corkscrewed to the ground trailing a plume of black smoke," reported the New York Times.
The crash occurred as the jet prepared to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar--just two miles away--after training exercises around the Pacific Ocean.