Tragedy strikes off the coast of North Carolina during Naval Exercises and two F/A-18’s are now at the bottom of the ocean.
According to Fox News:
Two F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters crashed Thursday off the coast of North Carolina, defense officials told Fox News.
The Coast Guard said four people were recovered and have been rushed to a hospital. A Navy official said the crews were rescued by a nearby civilian vessel. A Coast Guard helicopter was also on scene, about 20 to 30 miles off Cape Hatteras.
A Navy official told Reuters that initial reports point to some kind of an “in-flight mishap.” The jets were conducting a routine training mission. The Navy said it will conduct a “safety investigation.”
A Pentagon official said that witnesses spotted four parachutes floating over the Atlantic Ocean. The injuries are not immediately known, but “all four are alert,” the Navy official said.
At least no one was killed, but I’m sure they have some explaining to do.