Listen to Tapes: Military jet had chance to land before fatal crash

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot of a crippled military jet that crashed into a San Diego neighborhood and killed four people was offered a chance shortly before impact to land at a base with an approach over open water rather than head inland, recordings released Tuesday indicate. Recordings of conversations between federal air controllers and the pilot of the F/A-18D reveal that the pilot at least twice was offered a chance to put down the plane at the Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado. The base sits at the tip of a peninsula with a flight path over water. Listen to the FAA tapes here. Read the entire FOx 5 San Diego article here.
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