The U.S. Navy has identified a pilot killed in the crash of a fighter jet in Death Valley National Park as 33-year-old Lt. Charles Z. Walker, according to the Associated Press.
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.