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US Navy F-18 Super Hornet crashed in California

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Reports of the crash of a US Navy fighter in California have been confirmed. We are talking about the F / A-18E Super Hornet, the pilot of which lost control of a combat vehicle in the air over the California County of Kern.


A US Navy pilot flew in the area of ​​the China Lake test base. During the flight, problems were discovered on board the fighter, the pilot ejected. According to the latest information, his life is out of danger.

The plane fell near the intersection of highways 178 and 14. After the fall, a fire broke out, which was extinguished for a long time by operational fire brigades. Among those who arrived at the site of the crash of the fighter were representatives of the China Lake airbase.

It is reported that there was a certain amount of ammunition on board the aircraft during the flight.

It is worth adding that the China Lake test base was badly damaged by the 2019 earthquake. Restoration work continues to this day.

According to the latest information, the plane crashed in a desert area, and therefore there are no casualties on the ground either.

At the moment, there is no official version about the reasons for the fall of the American F-18 combat aircraft.

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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 21 October 2020 07: 00
    +6
    Minus 1 F18 Super Hornet
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 21 October 2020 07: 22
      -2
      Pessimist 22 - according to the plan, one more military airplane should fall off the USA today! !! lol The day has just begun ... we are waiting lol
    2. unhappy
      unhappy 21 October 2020 07: 27
      +2
      Mentally together laughing
      Nicky look like ...
  2. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 21 October 2020 07: 10
    +1
    They fly and fall. Generally normal situation.
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 14
      0
      Uh-huh. In the Khabarovsk Territory, a Su-34 plane crashed. According to the press service of the Eastern Military District, the incident took place today, October 21, during a scheduled training flight.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 October 2020 07: 18
    +5
    The pilot is alive. Iron is not a pity not a drop. Fall more ...
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 21 October 2020 07: 36
      0
      Sorry for the bird ... crying
    2. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 21 October 2020 08: 40
      -5
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The pilot is alive. Iron is not a pity not a drop. Fall more ...

      That he is alive is just not very good in terms of damage. A trained pilot is more valuable than an airplane.
      Best of all - if alive, but without arms and legs. Then, both as a pilot, and as a military pensioner, until the end of his days, he draws money from the Pentagon.
      1. Hypertension
        Hypertension 21 October 2020 12: 05
        -2
        Quote: Narak-zempo
        Best of all - if alive, but without arms and legs. Then, both as a pilot, and as a military pensioner, until the end of his days, he draws money from the Pentagon.

        Of course it is bad to live without arms and legs. But without shame, conscience and basic humanity, it is even worse. Don't worry about the Pentagon. They have enough money to pay pensions to the military. It’s not in the United States that the Treasury Department wants to increase and reduce the length of service by about 10% of servicemen.
        1. Narak-zempo
          Narak-zempo 21 October 2020 14: 24
          -7
          Hmm. And you, obviously, a "common man", since you are worried about the enemy?
          1. Hypertension
            Hypertension 21 October 2020 16: 46
            +3
            What does the "common man" have to do with it? You yourself have not zapadlo "to fight with enemies" by waiting for the next plane to fall and cynically wish the pilot's disability, albeit a potential enemy. Well, Armenians and Azerbaijanis curse each other - they have a war.
            No one is immune from this - and we have won - the Su-34 crashed. Thank God the pilots are alive.
            Well, you resist the United States further - wait for the next plane crash, so that later on from the couch, you can cheer, "private man".
          2. the Saint
            the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 53
            -2
            Quote: Narak-zempo
            Hmm. And you, obviously, a "common man", since you are worried about the enemy?

            Now television has appointed the United States as "enemies", and in 1941 radio called them allies. And after some years, the label will change again.
            1. Narak-zempo
              Narak-zempo 21 October 2020 22: 15
              -1
              Quote: el Santo
              Quote: Narak-zempo
              Hmm. And you, obviously, a "common man", since you are worried about the enemy?

              Now television has appointed the United States as "enemies", and in 1941 radio called them allies. And after some years, the label will change again.

              "Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia" (J. Orwell, "1984") laughing
              1. the Saint
                the Saint 21 October 2020 22: 20
                -4
                "The fact is that in Lilliput itself the population was divided into two warring camps - those who break boiled eggs from the sharp end, which corresponded to the decree of the emperor, and the" Old Believers "who break eggs from the blunt end, who did not want to carry out this decree." (J. Swift "Gulliver's Travels") laughing
                1. Narak-zempo
                  Narak-zempo 22 October 2020 08: 29
                  -1
                  Quote: el Santo
                  "The fact is that in Lilliput itself the population was divided into two warring camps - those who break boiled eggs from the sharp end, which corresponded to the decree of the emperor, and the" Old Believers "who break eggs from the blunt end, who did not want to carry out this decree." (J. Swift "Gulliver's Travels") laughing

                  Swift and many authors did not understand or deliberately neglected the fact that behind such "idiotic" ideological (religious) discrepancies there was always a conflict of economic interests
            2. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 23 October 2020 07: 42
              0
              Quote: el Santo
              Quote: Narak-zempo
              Hmm. And you, obviously, a "common man", since you are worried about the enemy?

              Now television has appointed the United States as "enemies", and in 1941 radio called them allies. And after some years, the label will change again.

              Russia has always had only two allies! Can I tell you which ones? “We have only two loyal allies in the whole world - our army and navy. All the rest, at the first opportunity, will take up arms against us. ”Words of the Russian Emperor Alexander III And nothing has changed in this world ... In addition, part of the Russian lands, due to the policy of the USSR elite, fell under the occupation of foreigners such as Kapitelman, Valtsman , Kolomoisky, Zelensky and the Rothschilds and Soros leading them!
    3. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 16
      -3
      Not every country is so lucky for pilots.
      Ruslan Valeev, a 28-year-old pilot from Yakutia, who disappeared a week ago after escaping from the hospital, was found dead behind the garages of a residential complex in the center of Yekaterinburg. After the man escaped from the medical facility, where he was suspected of having COVID-19, he climbed over the barbed wire fence, falling into the field of view of CCTV cameras. According to the SK, the injuries he received in this case became the cause of death - his throat and abdomen were cut.
  4. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 21 October 2020 07: 19
    +1
    It will not be enough!)
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 21 October 2020 07: 24
      +3
      Quote: seregin-s1
      It will not be enough!)

      I don’t remember that the English-language resources gloated so much when the Su-35 shot down the Su-30. Here in Ukrainian, even Russian-speaking, yes, in full force. Do not be like a banderlog.
      1. Sentinel-vs
        Sentinel-vs 21 October 2020 07: 49
        +4
        Do you monitor a lot of English-language resources? Do not stretch the owl, do not make English-speaking people elves higher than you and me. There are exactly the same people, with very similar emotions and attitudes to this or that problem. In the same way, they troll, have fun, hysteria with or without reason.
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 21 October 2020 09: 32
          +3
          Quote: Sentinel-vs
          Do you monitor a lot of English-language resources?

          Finally, I sit on foxnews.com more and more, but here I look. I am somehow more interested in the recent scandals with Biden and his son, because I vote for Trump, not for Putin.
          1. Sentinel-vs
            Sentinel-vs 21 October 2020 09: 42
            +1
            On our RBC or Kommersant, under the news about the fall of the F-18 in the United States, there will also be no comments, if at all these resources report such an event. So it's strange that you are surprised.
            1. the Saint
              the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 49
              -1
              Quote: Sentinel-vs
              On our RBC or Kommersant, under the news about the fall of the F-18 in the United States, there will also be no comments, if at all these resources report such an event. So it's strange that you are surprised.

              Do they have that, the readers are familiar with decency and generally accepted rules of conduct firsthand?
              1. Sentinel-vs
                Sentinel-vs 21 October 2020 20: 57
                0
                They are simply not interested in such news. So are the Foxnews regulars.
                1. the Saint
                  the Saint 21 October 2020 21: 25
                  -3
                  I review these resources daily. And I keep another 20 sites on military and military history on the scoreboard on the screen.
      2. seregin-s1
        seregin-s1 21 October 2020 12: 48
        -1
        And I'm on the very resource where the iron is considered. And they taught me to fight with an adversary. And the hand will not flinch!
      3. the Saint
        the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 18
        -1
        Quote: Nagan
        I don’t remember that the English-language resources gloated so much when the Su-35 shot down the Su-30.

        Specificity of the Russian-language resource.
  5. Aleks2048
    Aleks2048 21 October 2020 07: 26
    +7
    At the moment, there is no official version about the reasons for the fall of the American F-18 combat aircraft.

    Maybe it fell for the same reason that all aircraft fall - turned out to be heavier than air? laughing
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 21
      -2
      Quote: Alex2048
      Maybe it fell for the same reason that all aircraft fall - turned out to be heavier than air?

      "She drowned." Maybe the Kursk sank for a similar reason, due to the difference in the density of water and metal?
  6. Gunther
    Gunther 21 October 2020 07: 27
    +3
    Quote: Author
    At the moment, there is no official version about the reasons for the fall of the American F-18 combat aircraft.

    I'm waiting for another eccentric from the mattress senate of the United States to speak about the evil hackers from Russia, who are to blame for the hornet's buzzing. fellow
  7. Avior
    Avior 21 October 2020 07: 37
    +5
    So so news. Working moment, nobody died.
    But the news that the Americans took a sample from an asteroid tonight to send to Earth could have been illuminated.
    The event is uncommon, for the first time in astronautics.
    1. unhappy
      unhappy 21 October 2020 07: 53
      0
      Nothing special, with the current level of technology this is not a problem. The problem is the ability to fund these focuses. The next level of technology in the creation of motors with a high specific impulse and compact energy sources of high power. It will be extraordinary hi
      1. Avior
        Avior 21 October 2020 08: 43
        +3
        in fact, it happened for the first time, so the achievement is undeniable.
        Prior to that, the asteroid only drilled Die Hard in the movie about Armageddon with the help of the Russian cosmonaut Andropov wearing an ear-cap and with an adjustable wrench.
        smile

        hi
  8. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 21 October 2020 07: 53
    +2
    What does not fly, does not fall, as it grit ... hi
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 25
      -1
      Something out of place you spoke.
      The whole company is out of step, one lieutenant is out of step (s)
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 October 2020 08: 10
    -1
    US Navy F-18 Super Hornet crashed in California
    There he is dear !!! good
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 October 2020 08: 36
    +1
    Well, he fell and fell, he was not the first, he was not the last. Not one will crash yet.
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 28
      -2
      Su-34 in the Khabarovsk Territory today outstripped the American, or "crashed" with a delay, due to the time difference?
  11. Linxs
    Linxs 21 October 2020 08: 46
    +2
    Quote: Avior
    The event is uncommon, for the first time in astronautics.

    But what about the Japanese with the explosion of an asteroid and taking samples?
    1. Avior
      Avior 21 October 2020 09: 18
      +2
      Exactly, you are right, forgot about Hayabus. repeat
      But still an extraordinary event, worthy of mention.
  12. Servisinzhener
    Servisinzhener 21 October 2020 09: 15
    +1
    Someone is happy about this situation. Who does not care. But for some reason no one saw in this situation the personal fault of US President Trap. laughing
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 October 2020 09: 58
    +1
    A person living in the 19th century would not be surprised that he fell, but very surprised that he was flying.
  14. 123456789
    123456789 21 October 2020 14: 33
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    Well, he fell and fell, he was not the first, he was not the last. Not one will crash yet.

    How are you right:
    MOSCOW, October 21 - RIA Novosti. During an exercise in the Khabarovsk Territory, a Su-34 plane crashed, the press service of the Eastern Military District reported.
    1. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 21 October 2020 16: 03
      0
      123456789, yes, indeed this year Russia lost 3 military aircraft (but not a single military helicopter), but this does not come close to any comparison with the losses of the United States, only according to open data, they crashed about 10 military aircraft in less than 25 months and helicopters. I repeat - only according to open data from the statements of their military leadership.
      Only from May to July there were 7 crashes of American military aircraft:
      An F-16 Viper crashed near Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and the pilot is in hospital, the 49th Squadron of the United States Air Force reported.
      On July 1, an F-16CM crashed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. The pilot died.
      June 19 crashed F-18, assigned to the aircraft carrier "Theodore Roosevelt", the pilot managed to eject.
      On June 15, the F15C Eagle crashed into the North Sea off Flamborough Head. The pilot was killed.
      On June 8, an F-35 crashed while landing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
      On May 19, an F-35A crashed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The vehicle belonged to the 58th Fighter Squadron.
      On May 15, an F-22 Raptor from the 45th FS crashed there.
      In the summer, the disasters in the US Army traditionally continued, their largest UDC burned down and was damaged while landing at the C-130 base in Iraq.
      Further, purely episodes.
      On August 29, a US Army MTR Black Hawk fell in San Clemente, California, with 2 dead and 3 wounded, Special Operations Command said. Servicemen of the 160th Aviation Regiment "Night Stalkers" were killed in the accident. This is the second fatal accident in San Clemente in the past 2 months. In July, 9 Marines were killed when their landing craft sank 1500 meters off the coast of the island.
      On September 1, the U.S. Navy's E-2C Hawkeye reconnaissance aircraft crashed in Virginia, the Navy said.
      On September 3, CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to New River Air Force Base in S. Carolina, completely burned down.
      15 September AH-64 Apache damaged in Hasseka province, Syria
      On September 30, another F-35 crashed in California. The collision also damaged the KC-130J tanker, which reached the corn field.
      Well, on October 20, the US Navy's F / A-18E Super Hornet crashed in California, according to the Limur military base.
      1. the Saint
        the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 36
        -2
        Obviously crafty statistics, which were refuted "once".
        I will not go deep, but it is enough to count and compare the number of aircraft and the time they spend in the air, flight hours.
        Thus, it was proved that in Russia the situation with the accident rate of both civil and military aircraft is much worse than with the United States.
        1. Sarmat Sanych
          Sarmat Sanych 6 November 2020 10: 40
          +1
          Do not carry nonsense, in which you yourself do not believe. And keep the "refutation" in your head, they will be needed for the diagnosis. By the way, the raid for 1 pilot in the Aerospace Forces in 2019 exceeded the raid for 1 pilot in the US Air Force by one and a half times, this was just at the Pentagon briefing (indignantly) noted. The most interesting thing is that the number of annual flight hours in 2019 exceeded the peak indicator of the SA Air Force (1988) by almost 2,5 times.
          1. the Saint
            the Saint 6 November 2020 13: 05
            -1
            To date, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation include about 1100 combat aircraft of various classes. In the USA, this figure is over 3000 units.
  15. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 21 October 2020 14: 43
    0
    Iron is not a pity, the pilot is alive and there are no casualties. And so, let them fall
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 19: 43
      -3
      No, thanks. On July 4, 1989, a MiG-23M fighter of the Soviet Air Force fell on a residential building in Belgium. A local resident died. The pilot, Colonel Nikolai Skuridin, was a class 1 military pilot who flew 1700 hours, remained alive - he simply was not in the plane he had abandoned after takeoff in Poland. The fighter flew 901 km to the West without a pilot and fell after running out of fuel.