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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Navy Super Hornet Crashes in Persian Gulf, Crew Safely Recovered

F/A-18E Super HornetAn U.S. Navy F/A-18 F Super Hornet has crashed in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday at about 9:30 A.M. EST, Navy official told USNI News this afternoon.

The crew onboard the two-person Boeing strike fighter ejected out of the aircraft and were safely recovered by crew aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the service said.

“Initial reports indicate both are conscious and alert and without serious injury,” read a Navy statement. “The crash was not a result of hostile activity.”

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