F/A-18C Hornet warplane touched down at about 6 p.m. local time
at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine
Palms, California, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The pilot, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and
was taken to hospital, Marine spokesman John Roberts told the
The newspaper described the incident as a mishap while other
local media reported that the plane crashed and burned. Marine
officials were not immediately available for comment.
The warplane was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 31 from
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina, Roberts
The incident comes three months after a Marine Corps pilot was
killed when his F/A-18C Hornet warplane crashed during a
training mission near the air base, about 140 miles (225 km)
east of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee)
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