1950s-era fighter jet crashes in Hawaii

A pilot flying the jet as part of a military exercise has been rescued in the waters off of Honolulu after his aircraft crashed into the ocean.
1:16 | 12/14/18

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next here tonight, the dramaticneff Aro urist beacn Hawaii. A military jet crashing intohe watersff Honolulu. The pilot ejeing jinime. You can see itthere. People watching it. The lotsurvivg, but tonight, he's re F serious injuries, and ABC rtha radda has the images. Reporter: It was just off Honolulu's waikiki beach, ach, a 1950s era fighter jet rapidly lost altitude.the pilot,7-year-oavy raothier, ejecting just be le-engine jet hit the water. Tourisatching agst from a nearby boat, then in . I was seen H an anything S hurting. And then, helike, no, I'm justed iny parachut Reporter: Pothier's jet was part of a Hawaii air national D exercise the former Navy f-18 pilot was flying as a civilian contract pilot. The militaryen hires contctors to simulate emy ghters in these exercises. Marthaaraddatzith us tonight. What do we know about the T's conditn tonight? Reporter: He's scheduled T have surgery for non-life reateninginjues, but H is in great spndhe family thankful no ols injured. David? That is good news. Martha,nk you.

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