Navy confirms pilot killed in Wednesday morning crash in Death Valley National Park

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Navy confirms pilot killed in crash in Death Valley National Park.

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the FA-18E died in a crash Wednesday morning in Death Valley National Park.

The aircraft belonged to Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s Central Valley.

The single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed Wednesday morning in a canyon in Death Valley National Park where military aircraft conduct low-level training.

Seven tourists on the ground were treated for minor injuries.

The Navy says the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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