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(Source: US Navy) Lt. Matthew Ira Lowe of Plantation, killed in a training accident in California

(Source: US Navy) Lt. Matthew Ira Lowe of Plantation, killed in a training accident in California

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(LEMOORE, CA) – (CBS/AP) A South Florida Navy pilot was killed in California when his plane crashed during a training exercise.

Lt. Matthew Ira Lowe of Plantation died, along with  Lt. Nathan Hollingsworth Williams of Oswego, New York when their NYF/A-18F Super Hornet went down during a routine training flight Wednesday.

Lowe was 33, and the pilot of the jet. Williams, 28,  was a weapons service officer.

The jet crashed in a grassy field about half a mile from Naval Air Station in Lemoore, about 30 miles from Fresno.

Navy spokeswoman Melinda Larson says the incident is under investigation.

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