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Fog forces Navy jet to land at Marine base

A Marine Corps spokesman says heavy fog prevented a fighter jet from landing on an aircraft carrier and forced it to be diverted to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, where it landed safely.

Miramar spokesman Cpl. Steven Posy says the F/A-18 jet was training with the aircraft carrier Nimitz on Tuesday night when poor visibility because of fog prompted the diversion.

Posy says there were no problems with the aircraft.

Four years ago, a malfunctioning Marine F/A-18D crashed into a San Diego home after the pilot ejected. A military investigation concluded that the pilot and ground crews didn't follow emergency landing rules.

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