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Navy jet crashes off San Diego coast

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A U.S. Navy FA-18E Hornet crashed off the coast of San Diego, according to military officials.

The Hornet crashed while attempting to land on the Coronado-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, said U.S. Pacific Fleet officials. Its pilot ejected before impact and was in stable condition, fleet officials said in a statement early Wednesday.

The jet has not been recovered.

Due to the crash, all other aircraft previously scheduled to land aboard the Carl Vinson were re-routed until further notice to Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, the ship's home port.

The Carl Vinson is currently off the coast of Southern California conducting training exercises. It was from that vessel that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea in May 2011.

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