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US military Harrier jet crashes into California homes
« on: June 07, 2014, 05:07:15 AM »
Note: This happened on Thursday, but got missed in the posting list.

A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego.

Television footage showed at least one home on fire on a residential street in the city of Imperial, following the crash on Wednesday evening.

The pilot of the AV-8B Harrier jet ejected safely, and has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The US Marine Corps said eight homes had been evacuated but no-one on the ground was hurt.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash, it said in a statement..

Resident Adriana Ramos, 45, said her house shook when the plane crashed.

"It felt like a bomb was thrown in the backyard,'' she said.
Scene 'chaotic'

Another witness, Jose Santos, said he was driving nearby when he saw the plane flying "really low".

"It just fell down," he said.

More plus video report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27709387
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