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Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot after crash off Florida Keys

Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot after crash off Florida Keys”

A Coast Guard helicopter crew quickly located him about 20 miles from Key West.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Miami and a HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane crew were sent to search for the pilot.

The Coast Guard said it was notified at 1:07 p.m. that a jet was in the water and needed help and arrived on the scene at 1:15 p.m. Until the crash, the squadron operated 18 of the F-5s.

Similar missions have been performed flying against US Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard fighter squadrons.

A U.S. Navy pilot was rescued Wednesday afternoon after his F-5N aircraft crashed into the ocean near Key West, the U.S. Coast Guard reports.

A Navy news release says the F-5N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft was conducting training operations when the pilot ejected, and the jet crashed into the ocean.

The pilot has not been identified, but it was reported that the pilot did not have significant injuries.

The incident is under investigation.

The pilot was taken to the hospital for evaluation. He is from Varna, Bulgaria and work have experience in management and development of maritime websites.



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