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U.S. Navy Officials Confirm Pilot's Death In Nevada Crash

 
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The Navy said Sunday night that the military pilot was killed when a fighter jet crashed during a training exercise.

Lt. Reagan Lauritzen said it took rescue crews several hours to reach the site of Saturday's crash on a Navy range training complex east of Naval Air Station Fallon because of a snow storm and mountainous, remote terrain.

When they got there, they determined the F/A-18C, a U.S. Marine jet on loan to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, was a total loss.

U.S. Navy Full Statement

The pilot's name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.