4 Pilots Recovered After US Navy Jets Collide Off North Carolina Coast

4 Pilots Recovered After US Navy Jets Collide Off North Carolina Coast

OREGON INLET, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard responded about 25 miles off the North Carolina shore after receiving reports of a collision between two planes.

According to the Coast Guard the incident involved two F/A-18 jets. Reports indicate there were two pilots in each jet all four were recovered.

The incident was reported around 10:30 a.m. and a Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to investigate.

There was no word on the condition of the pilots involved in the crash.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital confirmed they are expecting patients from the crash.

NewsChannel 3 is live at Noon with the latest details.

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