F/A-18F Mishap Off Coast of North Carolina

Story Number: NNS160526-10Release Date: 5/26/2016 12:45:00 PM
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NORFOLK, VA. (NNS) -- Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying off the coast of Cape Hatteras were involved in an in-flight mishap at approximately 10:40 a.m. local time. The flight was part of a routine training mission.

All aircrew have been recovered and are en route to medical facilities for evaluation.

The F/A-18F is a two-seat aircraft. VFA-211 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana.

A safety investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 conducts a refueling with an F/A-18E Super Hornet.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211.
October 15, 2012
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