Military Jet Crashes Into Residential California Neighborhood

A Marine jet slammed into a Southern California home Wednesday, ultimately destroying three houses in the fiery crash. Amazingly, no one was seriously injured.

According to the AP, the pilot had already safely ejected from the jet when it crashed into a desert neighborhood in Imperial, California. After parachuting to the ground, the pilot was hospitalized for observation.

According to reports, the jet crashed directly into one home, but two other houses on the narrow street soon caught fire as well. Neighboring residents were briefly evacuated.

Neighbors later compared the impact to an earthquake or a bomb going off.

According to the AP, this is the second Harrier jet flying out of the Yuma airbase to crash this month.

[image via AP]