Fighter jet crashes in California suburb

Last updated 14:09 05/06/2014
Fighter
DANIEL URIAS/Twitter

CRASH SITE: The plane crashed in Imperial, about 140 kilometres east of San Diego in Southern California.

Relevant offers

Americas

Chinese rocket lights up skies over US Donald Trump says was being 'sarcastic' in Russia hack comments Three killed during wild Colombian football celebrations Poll: Clinton has a big lead in Trump's must-win Pennsylvania Where does TPP stand in this Trump v Clinton Presidential showdown? 'Hillary's been in the room,' Obama says vouching for Clinton's White House credentials Democratic National Convention: President Obama says 'nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president' A belch in gym class, then handcuffs and a lawsuit Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr to be freed after 35 years Scientists find new groundbreaking antibiotic in the human nose

A military jet has crashed in California, bursting into flames in a suburban street. 

The plane crashed in Imperial, about 140 kilometres east of San Diego in Southern California, setting fire to at least one home.

Lance Corporal Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman, says the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, AP reported. 

The pilot ejected from the jet prior to impact and was taken to hospital for evaluation, NBC reported. 

It is not yet known if any civilians were injured in the crash. 

Another US military aircraft was in a near-miss late last month, it has emerged. 

A Russian fighter jet flew within 30 metres of the nose of a US military spy plane on April 23 north of Japan, triggering private US protests to Moscow, the Pentagon revealed this week.

The incident occurs as East-West tensions soar over the crisis in the Ukraine.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content