A fishing vessel crew today rescued four survivors from two downed military aircraft off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard said.
The “in-air mishap” involved two Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets, officials said, and the matter is under investigation. The jets were from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)211 at Naval Air Station Oceana.
All four aviators ejected safely, and have been pulled from the water, a Navy official told ABC News.
"A good Samaritan fishing vessel crew rescued four survivors following a plane collision 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina," according to a Coast Guard news release.
"Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders were notified at 10:30 a.m. that two planes collided and four people were in the water. The crew of the commercial fishing vessel Jamie recovered all four survivors."