The pilot of the jet managed to eject safely before it hit at least one house, completely demolishing the roof of the property in Imperial, a city approximately 90 miles east of San Diego.
Shaun Penniman told KGTV he heard “like a pop and a whistle” just before the jet crashed. “And right when I looked up is when I saw the pilot eject,” he said.
Despite the jet smashing into at least one house and setting the other two on fire in a row of tightly spaced homes, First Lieutenant Jose Negrete said no one on the ground was hurt.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 5:12 am