U.S. Navy jet crashes in Death Valley National Park

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet has crashed in Death Valley National Park.

The aircraft was flying over Death Valley National Park during a routine training exercise on July 31 at approximately 10:00 a.m. local time when it crashed near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, according to a tweet from the U.S. Naval Air Forces.

Death Valley National Park spokesman Patrick Taylor told CNN that the crash caused seven visitors to suffer minor injuries. Taylor explained that this particular area of the park is known as Stars Wars Canyon and is a popular site for visitors to observe military training flights.

In a statement to the United States Naval Institute News, the Navy said search and rescue units were sent to the scene. The pilot's status is currently unknown and the cause of the accident is under investigation.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The fighter jet in the sky
2. The aircraft crashing
3. Victims of the jet crash
4. Spectators watching training military jets

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to a tweet from the U.S. Naval Air Forces, an F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet was flying over Death Valley National Park on July 31 at approximately 10:00 a.m. local time."

"The jet was undergoing a routine training exercise when it crashed near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake."

"Death Valley National Park spokesman Patrick Taylor told CNN that the crash caused seven visitors to suffer minor injuries."

"Taylor explained that this particular area of the park is known as Stars Wars Canyon and is a popular site for visitors to observe military training flights."

SOURCES: CNN, NPR, U.S. Naval Air Forces, CBS News, United States Naval Institute, ABC 10 News
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/31/politics/navy-jet-crash-california/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2019/07/31/747093070/u-s-military-jet-crashes-in-death-valley-national-park-injuring-7-on-the-ground
https://twitter.com/flynavy/status/1156634093322268674
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/navy-fighter-jet-crashes-california-death-valley-national-park-live-updates-today-2019-07-31/
https://news.usni.org/2019/07/31/california-super-hornet-crashes-near-china-lake-condition-of-pilot-unknown
https://www.10news.com/news/navy-fighter-jet-crashes-in-central-california-search-underway-for-pilot