OREGON INLET, N.C. (WNCT) – The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan fishing crew rescued four survivors following an in-air mishap involving two Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets 25 miles east of the Oregon Inlet.
The Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders were told at 10:30 a.m. that two Navy jets suffered an in-air mishap and four people were in the water.
An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and the commercial fishing vessel rescued all four survivors. A second helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City hoisted the two survivors from the vessel. All four survivors were taken to Norfolk Senatara General hospital.
The jets were from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)211 at Naval Air Station Oceana.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.