Update as of 1:05 a.m. EDT: No one was injured in the crash, Associated Press reported, citing authorities, adding that this is the second crash in a month involving a Harrier plane from the Yuma air base.
A military jet crashed in a Southern California desert community on Wednesday, Marines revealed. It's unclear if there were any injuries, but the pilot reportedly was able to safely eject from the plane.
NBC San Diego reported at least one house caught on fire after the aircraft crashed into an Imperial Valley neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. Two to three additional homes were involved in the accident, officials said.
The identity of the pilot has not been revealed, but according to NBC San Diego, the aviator was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.
The Associated Press wrote the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, according to Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman. Further information was not provided.
Twitter posts of the crash showed one of the homes ablaze.
— Ann Anderson (@andersonanns) June 5, 2014
Military plane crash in Imperial. Multiple homes on fire. Pilot safely ejected. No reports of fatalities on ground. pic.twitter.com/mKW3O3lMPW
— Alex Perez (@AlexPerez83) June 5, 2014
This is a developing story.
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