US Marines' Two Super Hornets Collide, Pilots Safe

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US Marines' Two Super Hornets Collide, Pilots Safe
F/A-18 Hornet jet

US Marines Corps' two F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets collided Wednesday over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego in USA.

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

One of the pilots was able to land safely following the collision at nearby Naval Air Station North Island and the another pilot ejected safely from his jet and rescue crews were en route to recover him from chilly water,  Fox News reported Wednesday.

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, Officials said.

The collision follows an Oct. 25 crash involving another F/A-18 Hornet in the California desert. The pilot ejected without injuries before the jet crashed near the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, a sprawling base east of Los Angeles.

In July, another twin-engine Hornet went down during a training mission at the desert base, killing the pilot.

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