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Navy Jet Crashes Into Persian Gulf, Crew Survives

Photo credit: U.S. Navy

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2012.

A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed into the North Arabian Sea today, according to the Pentagon Channel, near the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower.

A Navy news release reports the two crew members safely ejected from the jet:

Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers from an SH-60F of HS-5 "Night Dippers" recovered the two aircrew and safely delivered them back to the carrier.

The F/A-18F crew is part of the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, based at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The Navy cites engine failure as the reason for the mishap.

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