Navy jet crash off Virginia coast; pilot ejected

Navy jet crash off Virginia coast; pilot ejected

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Navy jet crash off Virginia coast; pilot ejected

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by WVEC

KING5.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 2:09 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- An F/A-18E single-seat hornet pilot was recovered safely after ejecting from his aircraft during a training mission off the Virginia Beach coast Wednesday.

The pilot was recovered by a fishing vessel, officials said. The pilot was conscious when he was recovered.  

The jet is part of Oceana-based VFA-143 squadron attached to Carrier Air Wing 7.

The USCG says they were called around 2:30 p.m. to look for Navy aircraft debris about 45 miles from Virginia Beach. 

USCG Cutter Albacore and Elm were heading to the scene, officials said.


 

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