Navy Jet Crashes Off Coast Of South Carolina
(EXCERPT) POSTED: 1:29 pm EST March 24, 2004 UPDATED: 2:47 pm EST
March 24, 2004
A Navy F/A-18 "Hornet" on a training mission out of Beaufort, S.C.,
crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Just before 1 p.m. the Mayport-based Coast Guard buoy tender Maria
Bray radioed that a military plane was seen going into the ocean.
The pilot was rescued by Navy personnel and brought to Hunter Army
Airfield in Georgia for a medical evaluation.
The jet, part of the VFA-82 "Marauders" based at Marine Corps Air
Station Beaufort, S.C., returned Feb. 25 fro...
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