Thursday, August 11, 2011

Search Underway for Missing U.S. Fighter Jet Off San Diego Coast


A search off the coast of San Diego is underway after the US Navy lost communication with a fighter jet, according to a U.S. Coast Guard statement to Fox News early Thursday.

The navy informed the Coast Guard at about 10:30pm local time Wednesday that they had lost contact with the F-18 jet about 58 miles (93km) off the coast of San Diego.

Two Coast Guard cutters and a C-130 airplane, as well as navy assets, have been deployed in the search.