The Navy has said that a fighter jet crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada on Saturday, March 1, 2014, and it resulted in a total loss. According to CNN on March 2, 2014, the Navy jet crash happened around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and the pilot's condition was unknown.
A statement released by Navy personnel on Saturday evening still had not yet "confirmed the status of the aircraft crew member."
The name of the pilot has yet to be released as well.
The single-seat F/A-18C Hornet crashed on a Navy range training complex that is located about 70 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon.
Due to the seriously mountainous terrain and remote location of the Navy jet crash, helicopters and ground crews were having a difficult time getting to the site. Per Lt. Reagan Lauritzen of the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, the cause of the crash is under investigation.
No reports of any other injuries have come about. It is also known that Navy jet involved in the crash was not carrying any weapons or munitions during the training exercise.
Naval Air Station Fallon is a popular site for training exercises due to the large amount of good flying days each year.