Officials: Marine Harrier jet crashes in Arizona; pilot escapes serious injury

SACATON, Ariz. - The FAA has confirmed a military aircraft has crashed in Arizona.

The Marine aircraft reportedly went down near Sacaton in the Gila River Indian Community.

According to officials at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, the pilot was able to eject safely before the Harrier jet crashed.

Gunnery Sgt. Dunk told sister-station KNXV the jet went down in an unpopulated area around 1:25 p.m.

Gila River Indian Community officials say the Marine pilot was uninjured except for a cut on the nose.

Spokesman Mikhail Sundust said the aircraft experienced engine trouble. 

 

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