Air Force Pilot Killed in Mojave Desert Crash

Crewman injured after jet crashes during training mission
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2009 6:51 AM CDT
A T-38 Talon lands on an Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., runway after performing a flight sortie. A T-38 similar to the one shown crashed yesterday nine miles north of the base.    (AP Photo/Julius Delos Reyes - U.S. Air Force)
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(Newser) – A military pilot was killed when his jet crashed in the Mojave Desert north of California's Edwards Air Force Base yesterday, the AP reports. Military officials said the T-38 Talon was on a training flight. The navigator ejected and is in stable condition in hospital. The crash, still under investigation, is the second deadly one involving a plane from Edwards AFB in the last two months.