The U.S. Navy has identified the pilot killed in the crash of a fighter jet in the Death Valley.
A Navy statement Friday says the pilot was 33-year-old Lt. Charles Z. Walker.
The Navy released a photo of Walker but provided no additional information, such as his hometown.
Walker’s F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed July 31 in Death Valley National Park while flying through a canyon where military pilots routinely conduct low-level training missions.
Seven park visitors on a canyon overlook suffered minor injuries caused by debris from the crash.
The Super Hornet was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s Central Valley.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The pilot of the F/A-18E which crashed approx. 40 miles north of @NAWS_CL 31JUL has been identified. The Super Hornet, assigned to the “Vigilantes” of VFA-151 based at NAS Lemoore was flown by LT Charles Z. Walker, 33. pic.twitter.com/knkrgCznRs
— flynavy (@flynavy) August 2, 2019