Marine Jets Collide Off San Diego; Pilots Safe


Two Marine fighter jets collided Wednesday over the Pacific Ocean off San Diego. Both pilots were safe after one landed at a nearby base and the other ejected into the water, military officials said.

The single-seat F/A-18 Hornets collided during a training mission over the ocean.

One pilot was able to land safely at nearby Naval Air Station North Island. The other pilot ejected safely into the ocean and crews were in route to rescue him.

Marine Corps officials said they had no information on his condition or further details.

The jets belong to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.