Authorities confirm F/A-18F Super Hornets crash off NC Coast
OREGON INLET, N.C. (WAVY) – The Navy confirms a mishap involving two F/A-18F Super Hornets 25 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.
According to Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup, the report was received around 10:30 a.m. and said a Coast Guard helicopter is searching.
Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) says two people have been pulled out of the water.
A hospital spokesman said they are expecting one helicopter with patients by 12:45 p.m. and another by 1:30 p.m. Spokesman Dale Gauding said each helicopter is transporting two patients, for a total of 4 patients.
Naval Air Force Atlantic says two Navy ships are inbound and expected within two hours. The F/A-18F are two-seated aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Two One One (VFA-211) based at Naval Air Station Oceana and were conducting routine training.
According to LCDR Tiffani Walker, a mishap investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of