U.S. launches investigation after Navy Superhornet crashes

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has been launched after a Navy F/A-18F Superhornet crashed Monday, in Death Valley National Park, a Navy officer said on Tuesday.

The pilot ejected and suffered minor injuries and was treated and released a Las Vegas hospital Monday night.

The aircraft was assigned Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 9 at Naval Air Weapons Station Lake.

After the crash, units the base as well as those from Fort Irwin Army Base and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma responded rescue the downed pilot, the Navy said.

The jet crashed in a remote area of the park and no one else was injured, the Navy said.

The Navy assist the National Park with the cleanup of the crash site, it said.