F/A-18F Super Hornet Cost, Safety: 2 Navy Officers Killed In Florida Crash

A navy F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet crashed in ocean near the Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, late Wednesday afternoon, killing two aviators.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. EDT, when the two-seater jet suffered a “mishap” and crashed in the water. The two aviators ejected themselves out of the aircraft before the crash and the search and rescue team, which was deployed immediately, found them, local newspaper FL Keys News reported. 

They were recovered by helicopter and taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center in Stock Island, Florida. Later in the day, the Navy released the following statement regarding the incident and news of the aviators’ deaths.

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