A Navy pilot was killed while on a routine training mission when his F-A-18 Navy fighter crashed at the White Sands Missile Range. In Florida, three Navy pilots safely ejected from their jets and were pulled from coastal waters.

The single-seat, twin-engine fighter that crashed in New Mexico went down on the northwest corner of missile range.The incidents in Florida involved two jets from the Naval Air Station in Key West. The three pilots were in good condition after being rescued.