Coast Guard: Marine Corps Jet Missing Off Calif.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says military officials are searching for a Marine Corps fighter jet that went missing over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego.

Spokesman Henry Dunphy says the aircraft was flying with another jet when contact with the plane was lost. He says crews are searching for the F/A-18 Hornet in the area about 60 miles southwest of San Diego and 35 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico.

Dunphy says the Coast Guard was notified about the missing jet around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Several aircraft are being used in the search and rescue mission. Two Coast Guard cutters and a Navy ship have been diverted into the area.

A Marine Corps spokesman says the jet is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 02:43 AM
    WITN, is there anything else to this story?
  • by Who Knows? on Aug 11, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    Maybe he went AWOL and going to dive bomb Marthas Vineyard at the perfect time.
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      by really on Aug 11, 2011 at 07:24 PM in reply to Who Knows?
      doubt he could make it to Marthas Vineyard, not enough fuel, seeing as it is on the other side of the country from Cali!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    The pilot fell asleep like the WITN moderator.
  • by john Location: CP on Aug 11, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    They have been rescued! Seat Shop!!
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