Navy Plane Accident Leaves 2 Dead in Florida, US

Published March 15th, 2018 - 09:12 GMT
U.S. Navy P3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft taking off from the Comalapa air base, 40 km south of San Salvador, on May 13, 2009. (AFP/ File Photo)
U.S. Navy P3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft taking off from the Comalapa air base, 40 km south of San Salvador, on May 13, 2009. (AFP/ File Photo)

Two U.S. Navy pilots were killed on Wednesday after a jet plane crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida, the U.S.

The U.S. Navy said in a statement that the F/A-18F Super Hornet jet crashed during a training flight while on final approach to Boca Chica Field on Naval Air Station forcing the two aircrew to eject before the jet crashed into the ocean.

“Search and rescue crews were notified shortly after the crash where they recovered both the pilot and weapons system officer from the water approximately one mile east of the runway,” the statement said.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation, the statement added.

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