Fishermen rescue 2 aviators involved in crash off NC coast
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Three fisherman came to the rescue of Naval aviators off the coast of North Carolina Thursday morning. Something went wrong during a Navy training mission and two F/A-18F Super Hornets crashed into the water below.
All four of the aviators on board survived, and a recreational boat made a big difference in the immediate moments after the crash.
10 On Your Side’s Liz Kilmer spoke exclusively to Rob Schutrumpf, one of the men on the “Pammy,” who came to the rescue.
“There was something that looked like a wing or a tail burning and that’s kind of what clued us in to where they were before the helicopter got here,” he said.
Schutrumpf was with friends on his boat traveling from Cape Hatteras to Virginia Beach and saw the aftermath of the crash in the water. He and his friends sailed over to the two closest aviators and