Saturday 20 October 2018

Two crew members killed after US Navy jet crashes

A U.S. Navy jet is seen after it crashed near Naval Air Station Key West off the coast the Florida Keys
A U.S. Navy jet is seen after it crashed near Naval Air Station Key West off the coast the Florida Keys
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The two crew members of a US Navy fighter jet that crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida, died in the incident.

The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land at the naval air station and crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway.

The pilot and weapons system officer ejected and were recovered, but US Naval Air Forces said that both had died.

Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the crash is also under investigation.

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Donald Trump has tweeted his condolences to two crew members who died after a US Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida.

"Please join me with your thoughts and prayers for both aviators, their families and our incredible @USNavy," the US president said.

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