Two hospitalized after Oceana-based Navy jet crashes off Florida coast

KEY WEST, Fla. – Two Sailors have been hospitalized after a Navy jet went down during a mishap Wednesday, according to the Navy.

The pilot was in a F/A-18 Super Hornet that is a part of Strike Fighter Squadron 213, the “Blacklions,” based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.

The crash happened at 4:30 p.m. in shallow waters. The aircraft went down one mile off the runway from the naval station in Key West .

According to a Navy official, the pilot and weapons system officer were rescued and taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center.


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Publish date : 2018-03-14 22:37:21

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