Two Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets reportedly collided in mid-air over Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California on Tuesday.

The fighters were reportedly conducting close-air support training when they came into contact with one another, causing what the Marine Corps has classified as a Class A mishap; indicating that the amount of damage sustained to one or both aircraft exceeds $2 million. Situations that result in the total loss of an aircraft are also considered Class A.

However, despite its classification, the pilots aboard both Hornets managed to successfully land their damaged fighters with no injuries reported.

Thus far, the Marine Corps has provided no further information regarding this incident.


Feature image courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps