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  Three dead in San Diego jet crash
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Last EditedJason  Dec 08, 2008 06:30pm
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MediaTV News - British Broadcasting Corporation BBC News
News DateTuesday, December 9, 2008 12:30:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA US military F-18 fighter jet has crashed into a residential area of San Diego, killing three people on the ground and injuring the pilot.

The San Diego Fire Department described the scene of the crash as "a heavily populated area" near Interstate 805.

TV footage showed plumes of white smoke rising from several houses.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the jet had crashed as it prepared to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and that the pilot had ejected.

The crash occurred two miles (3.2km) from the base, it added.
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