The pilot managed to eject.
A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed in Central California.
The California highway patrol confirmed that the crash occurred in the Ridgecrest area, near the China Lake naval base to which the plane was assigned.
However, the fighter jet took off from the Lemor naval airbase, about 300 kilometers away.
The pilot is reported to have ejected safely and is in good condition, but according to ABC News, the crash resulted in a small fire.
The Navy has not yet confirmed whether the ammunition was on board the plane.