F/A-18E Crash: Pilot Ejected and Safely Recovered
A U.S. Navy pilot was safely recovered from sea today after the F/A-18E Super Hornet he was flying crashed aproximately 45 miles off the Virginia Beach coast.
The crash occurred at approximately 2:30 pm. The pilot ejected from the aircraft and a liferaft deployed. He was recovered by a fishing vessel. The pilot is conscious and was transported to Sentara Norfolk General by a Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk.
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The F/A-18E is a single seated aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VFA-143) based at Naval Air Station Oceana and was conducting routine training.
The Navy will investigate the cause of the accident.
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Source : US Navy