Two Super Hornets collide in training mission off coast of North Carolina
NORTH CAROLINA (KUSI) — 2:20 p.m. — Military officials are investigating what’s been called an "in-flight mishap" that caused two fighter jets to crash into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina Thursday morning, Naval Air Force Atlantic spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Tiffani Walker said. Officials are unsure if the two F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters collided before crashing into the ocean.
The crash occurred during a training mission off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Four aviators with minor injuries were taken to a hospital, officials said.
10:51 a.m. — Two Super Hornets conducting a training mission off the coast in North Carolina collided Thursday morning.
The F/A-18F Super Hornets were assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211. They were flying off the coast of Cape Hatteras when an in-flight mishap occurred around 10:40 a.m., according to the U.S. Navy.
Crew were recovered off the coast of the cape and were being transferred to medical facilities to be evaluated, according to the U.S. Navy.
#BREAKING: All aircrew have been recovered and are en route to medical facilities for evaluation.
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The flight was conducting a routine training mission.