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Mon, Jul 18, 2005

Mid-Air Over China Lake

Two F/A-18s Tangle -- No Word On Injuries

Two US Navy F/A-18 aircraft collided in mid-air during a Monday training session, according to military officials. The fates of the crews involved were not immediately known.

It happened about 40 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, CA. Both aircraft were from NAS Lemoore, according to base spokesman Dennis McGrath. One of the aircraft involved was a single-seat F/A-18E. The other was a two-place F/A-18F, McGrath said.

A rescue team from China Lakes has been dispatched to locate the downed crewman, he said.

FMI: www.navy.mil

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