Oceana-based jet crashes, crew OK

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 6:01 PM

NORFOLK -- Two crewmembers of an Oceana-based jet were recovered and are okay after their Super Hornet crashed into the North Arabian Sea.

The Navy says the F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-103 "Jolly Rogers" in Virginia Beach experienced engine failure at 12:20 p.m. local time.  The crew ejected.  Search and rescue swimmers from an SH-60F of HS-5 "Night Dippers" got them from the water and took them to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Squadron is part of Carrier Air Wing 7, attached to the Norfolk-based carrier.

Eisenhower, based at Naval Station Norfolk, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

The Navy is investigating the incident.

 

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