INYO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — A single-seat Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Inyo County and the pilot’s status was unknown, officials confirmed.

A search-and-rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.


According to KNTV, initial reports indicated the Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet went down on the west side of Death Valley National Park, near the Father Crowley Overlook, reports ABC7 on Wednesday.

Geo quick facts: Inyo County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,546. The county seat is Independence. Inyo County is on the east side of the Sierra Nevada and southeast of Yosemite National Park in Central California – Wikipedia.