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Military Jet Crashes In Residential Neighborhood

A Marine Corps Harrier jet crashed in Imperial, California, damaging several houses though no civilian injuries were reported injured.
Posted at 11:24 PM, Jun 04, 2014

A U.S. Marine Corps Harrier jet crashed Wednesday evening in a residential area in Southern California. (Via KGTV)

At least one home caught fire when the Harrier crashed in Imperial — about 90 miles from San Diego.  (Via ABC / Daniel Urias)

A KGTV reporter tweeted there were no casualties in the crash. 

A witness told KGTV"I was pretty close to it … I heard like a pop and a whistle. And right when I looked up is when I saw the pilot eject."

The military has confirmed the jet was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Yuma, Arizona. It went down around 4:20 p.m. (Via KGTV)

The U.S. Marine Corps said in a statement the pilot was ejected safely and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. It wasn't immediately clear if there any civilians were injured.

According to the Yuma Sun, this is the 10th time a Harrier has crashed in southwest Arizona or southeastern California since 1996.

And it's the second out of   Miramar in less than a month. In May, a Harrier went down on tribal lands just south of Phoenix. The pilot in that crash ejected safely with only minor injuries. (Via KNXV)

Miramar officials told local outlets they're assessing the scene to determine the cause of the crash.