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 US Navy said in a statement Thursday.
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.