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#3355 2008-12-08 19:16 GMT-5 hours    
Not too many details yet, but the pilot did eject safely right before the plane crashed. Here is a small news excerpt:

A military jet crashed into a residential neighborhood in San Diego, California, on Monday as its pilot tried to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, an FAA spokesman told CNN.

The pilot ejected before the jet -- an F/A-18, according to a U.S. military source -- went down two miles from the airfield about 11:55 a.m. PT, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Information about injuries wasn't immediately available, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. CNN affiliate KGTV reported that the pilot was transported to a local hospital in "mild status."
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At least one structure at the crash site was on fire, KGTV reported.

The pilot was in communication with military air traffic controllers before the jet crashed, the FAA said.

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#3356 2008-12-08 21:38 GMT-5 hours    
Hopefully there isn't many injured or dead on the ground.

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#3357 2008-12-08 22:47 GMT-5 hours    
CNN reporting 2 dead at this time. Both from a house that has been destroyed.

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#3358 2008-12-09 02:20 GMT-5 hours    
I looked at some pic's and the plane looks like it was on final approach to the air base. The path of the aircraft is just shy of dead center with the run way. Very sad that two people had to lose their lives.

Rip. And my condolences go out to the family and friends.

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