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Navy: Pilot Error To Blame For Military Jet Crash At RDU

Posted September 29, 2004 10:27 a.m. EDT

— The Navy says pilot error is to blame for a fiery military jet crash at RDU International earlier this year.

The F-18 Hornet crashed during take-off in March. It stopped at the airport to refuel on its way to Tennessee.

The Navy's six-month investigation concluded the pilot's "lack of experience and understanding" caused the crash.

The pilot safely ejected from the jet. No one on the ground was hurt.