F/A-18E Super Hornet Stops High Speed Police Chase
In the latest jackassery news, a high speed chase ended after the suspects crashed in to a $60 million F/A-18E Super Hornet...no this is not an April Fools joke.
How does an SUV fleeing the police get inside a U.S. Navy base and take out a $60 million top-of-the-line fighter jet?That's the question officials at Naval Station Lemoore outside Fresno, California, are trying to figure out after a Jeep Grand Cherokee racing away from a California Highway Patrol traffic stop got 7 miles inside the Navy installation late Wednesday and crashed into the tail section of an F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Navy and California Highway Patrol officials said at a press conference Thursday that two people were in the Jeep -- a male driver and female passenger. Both died and their identifications were being withheld pending notification of next of kin, officials said.
The air station's commander, Capt. Monty Ashliman, said neither of the occupants of the Jeep had a military affiliation and it was not a targeted attack on the base.
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An investigation in underway as to how the Jeep made it on to the base, and far enough in to the base to be able to get to a Super Hornet.
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