The U. S. Coastline Guard rescued a Navy initial from water outside Key Western Wednesday afternoon after his aircraft crashed, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The Coast Guard had been notified just after 1 p. mirielle. that a Navy F-5N jet initial was in the water, around 20 maritime miles southeast of Key Western, and needed help.
Watchstanders with the seventh District Command Center diverted a good Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew to get the pilot, a news release from the Coast Safeguard said.
The particular pilot had shot off an urgent situation smoke signal and was discovered around 1: 15 p. mirielle. Soon afterwards, crews carefully raised him from the water. He has been brought to Lower Keys Medical Center within good condition, according to the statement.
The jets crash-landing now marks 13 non-combat accidents of U. S. military airplane in 2017 up more than fifty percent during the last year, Fox News offers learned.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.