The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan fishing
vessel crew rescued four survivors following a "in-air mishap"
involving two U.S. Navy jets 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet this
Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center
watchstanders were notified at 10:30 a.m. that two planes suffered what
the military termed an "in-air mishap" and four people were in the
water. The crew of the commercial fishing vessel Tammy rescued two of
the survivors, and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard
Air Station Elizabeth City rescued the other two survivors from the
A second helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City hoisted the two survivors from the fishing vessel.
All four survivors were taken to Norfolk Sentara
General Hospital, where military officials said they were treated for
The two F/A-18F Super Hornets were from Strike
Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 at Naval Air Station Oceana. The Navy
said they were on a routine training mission.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.