09 Aug '17, 10pm

Navy fighter aircraft crashes near Key West

Navy fighter aircraft crashes near Key West

A Navy F-5N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft from Fighter Composite Squadron 111 crashed into the ocean about 20 nautical miles southeast of Naval Air Station Key West today, according to a press release from Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs. The aircraft, assigned to the Navy Reserve, was involved in training operations off the Florida coast today when it crashed at roughly 12:38 p.m. No cause was given for the crash and the release said that the incident is currently under investigation. The pilot, who has not yet been identified, safely ejected from the aircraft and was quickly recovered by a Coast Guard helicopter. He was reported to have no significant injuries and was transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center for evaluation, the release said. VFC-111 is a reserve squadron that operates as part of the fleet adversary program, which simulates the enemy in combat...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/08/09/navy-f...

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