Military jet crashes in Arizona

A Harrier jump jet. (CC/Arpingstone)
Pilot had laceration to the nose after jumping from crashing plane.

By Danielle Haynes, May 10, 2014

PHOENIX, May 10 (UPI) –A pilot suffered minor injuries after his military jet crashed Friday afternoon in the desert south of Phoenix.

The pilot, whose name wasn’t reported, jumped out of the Harrier jet just before it crashed at about 2:12 p.m. local time. Gila River Police found him two miles from the crash site.

He was taken to Chandler Regional Hospital with a laceration to the nose.

“Our Gila River Fire Department also has their hazmat team that’s responded as well and gave initial responding police officers specific directions on what to do as far as the aircraft goes,” said Detective Rob Hawkes.

A spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said the jet was out of Yuma.

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