Fri, Oct 12, 2007
Coast Guard Pulls Airman From Ocean
The pilot of a US Navy F/A-18 was pulled to safety Thursday,
after his fighter went down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia
Military officials report the pilot was rescued by the US Coast
Guard after he ejected from the fighter at approximately 1600 EDT
Thursday, about 70 miles from the coast.
The Coast Guard was dispatched when the Navy lost contact with
the jet off the coast of North Carolina, according to USCG
spokesman Christopher Evanson.
US Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. David Nunnally told The Associated
Press the pilot was transported to Sentara Norfolk General
Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries not believed to
The F/A-18 was part of VFA-87, the "Golden Warrior" based at NAS
Oceana in Virginia Beach.
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