Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Search Resumes for Missing Kid in SoCal Jet Crash

Investigators on Tuesday resumed the search for a child missing in the wreckage of a residential area where a military fighter jet crashed and burned, killing three people.
The F/A-18D Hornet crashed into a street Monday about two miles from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar as the pilot was returning from a training flight.
Three people; a mother, her baby and a grandmother; were killed in one house and officials said a fourth person, believed to be a small child, was in the house and had not been found. The search the child had been suspended during the night.
The pilot ejected before the crash and ended up suspended by his parachute in a tree. He was being treated at a hospital.
One other home was destroyed and three were damaged in the neighborhood of half-million-dollar houses.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner said it had tentatively identified each of the victims and was in contact with family members for confirmation. No names were released

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