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Navy pilot missing after fighter jet crashes in California's Death Valley

A Navy fighter jet crashed in Death Valley National Park on Wednesday morning, and the search is still on for the missing pilot.

The FA-18E Super Hornet went down in an area known as Star Wars Canyon, where people like to stand on an overlook to watch as military planes conduct low-level training flights. After the crash, park rangers discovered that seven bystanders had been injured, although it is unclear how they were hurt, NBC News reports.

Capt. Jim Bates, commodore for the Strike Fighter Wing Pacific based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, said the crash site has been found, and crews will spend the night searching for the missing pilot.