Search is On for Missing Pieces of Fighter Jet

Site of Plane Crash
Posted at 3:55 PM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 06:24:46-05

ECHOLS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--An investigation into what caused a fighter jet to go down 30 miles outside of Valdosta could take months to complete.

On Sunday, two marines ejected from an F/A-18 Hornet before it crashed in a wooded area near Statenville, Georgia. 

They were participating in low-altitude tactics training.

The pilot, Major Roy Nicka, and weapons system officer, 1st Lieutenant Robert Reynolds, were treated for minor injuries.

The jet belonged to the Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, based at the Marine Corps Air Station in South Carolina.

Now the search is on for missing pieces of the plane.

Anyone who witnessed the flight or the crash is asked to contact the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office at 252-466-4241.