A press release from 3rd MAW indicates that two F-18 Hornet jets collided mid-air while flying offshore during a training mission at 11:43 am PST. One pilot is said to have ejected safely and they are still searching the water near San Diego. The other pilot was able to land safely at the Naval Air Station North Island, CA. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

Fighter Sweep reported on the multiple crashes the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing has had this year.