FALLON, Nev. – The U.S. Navy has confirmed one pilot was killed after two jets flying a training mission collided over northern Nevada's high desert.
The jets collided shortly after noon on Friday about 50 miles east of the Fallon Naval Air Station.
Two pilots safely ejected from an F-5 Tiger and were rescued. But base spokesman Colonel Jeffrey Wells confirmed Friday evening that the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet was killed.
The two other pilots are being treated for minor injuries at a hospital in Fallon. No names have been released.
The cause of the crash was under investigation, he said.
The pilots in the two-seater F-5 Tiger ejected and were picked up by a helicopter crew from the Fallon Naval Air Station. The helicopter arrived on the crash scene at 12:25 p.m.