Two US Marine jets collided midair over water near San Diego on Wednesday shortly before noon. One pilot landed safely, while another ejected and had to be pulled from the water.
The F/A-18 Hornets were participating in a training mission just before noon when the mid-air collision occurred, military officials told NBC 7.
Search and rescue crews received a distress call at approximately 12:11 p.m. and recovered the pilot that ejected at approximately 12:41 p.m.
Both pilots are in stable condition and were taken to medical facilities for observation, the MCAS Miramar/3rd MAW news release notes.
One pilot was able to eject from his aircraft and was rescued at sea by the Navy, and the pilot of the other aircraft was able to land his aircraft at a nearby Navy base, officials said.
The single-seat F/A-18 Hornets collided during a daytime training mission over the ocean.
"The cause of the crash is now under investigation".
Around 10 F/A-18 Hornets have been involved in accidents. The base is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Millions of dollars, as well as the lives of several pilots, have been lost as a result of these repeated accidents.