The F/A-18E Super Hornet went down during routine training
flight about 45 miles from Virginia Beach at 2:30 p.m. (1930
GMT) the Navy said in a statement. The pilot ejected and was
recovered by a fishing boat.
The Navy is investigating the crash, which occurred the day
rescuers recovered the remains of a crew member missing after a
military helicopter crashed off the Virginia coast last week.
The MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter was on a training flight with a
five-member crew on January 8 when it went into the ocean near
Fort Story, 150 miles south of Washington. Two sailors were
(Writing by Doina Chiacu; editing by Rosalind Russell)
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