U.S. Navy fighter jet crashes in California

LOS ANGELES Wed Apr 6, 2011 5:02pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An FA-18 fighter jet crashed on Wednesday near a U.S. Naval Air Station in central California, base officials said.

There was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot, based at the U.S. Naval Station at Lemoore in central California.

A base spokeswoman said emergency crews were at the scene of the crash.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Jerry Norton)