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Old March 24th 04, 10:14 PM
Otis Willie
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Default Navy Jet Crashes Off Coast Of South Carolina

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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Otis Willie
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The American War Library