Four Rescued After Two Navy Jets Crash 25 Miles Offshore

Dated: 05/26/2016

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I thought this article written by Sam Walker for the Outer Banks Voice was very intriguing and something you may want to read about.

Four Naval aviators were rescued Thursday morning after what the military is calling an “in-air mishap ” caused their planes to crash in to the Atlantic Ocean approximately 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet.

The U.S. Coast Guard was dispatched to the incident around 10:40 a.m.

A private-vessel traveling from Hatteras to Virginia Beach rescued two of the survivors, and a HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoisted the other two survivors from the water, according to a USCG statement.

The pair rescued by the motor yacht Pammy were transferred to a 47-foot boat from USCG Station Oregon Inlet, and then airlifted by another HH-60 helicopter for transport to shore.

All four survivors were taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital. Two walked from the helicopter landing pad under their own power, while two other others were taken into the hospital on stretchers.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said the four suffered only minor injuries and were reportedly in high spirits.

The two F/A-18F Super Hornets were from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, and were conducting routine training operations.


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Kathleen Argiroff

Kathleen relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and three children in 1989 from the Philadelphia and Stone Harbor, NJ areas. One of her greatest pleasures is introducing peopl....

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