San Diego-A United States Navy F/A 18C Hornet Jet Fighter was diverted last Tuesday and made a routine emergency landing at the U.S. Marine Corps Miramar Air Station in San Diego. This is not a common event but routine in its own way to make sure that certain safety factors are observed.
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The fighter jet was on maneuvers with the U.S.S. Nimitz, a nuclear aircraft carrier off the coast of Southern California, and it was low on fuel so it was diverted to Miramar. The U.S. Navy declared a fuel emergency and so the fighter jet was put to the head of the line with its need to land. It landed without incident.