Two aviators killed in Super Hornet jet crash
March 15 2018 09:48 AM
US Navy
A US Navy jet is seen after it crashed near Naval Air Station Key West off the coast the Florida Keys, in this picture taken from social media.

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The US Navy said on Wednesday two aviators had been killed in a F/A-18F Super Hornet crash during a training flight off the coast of Key West, Florida.
The Navy said in a statement the pilot and weapons systems officer were recovered from the water and declared dead after the two-seater jet crashed on its final approach to Naval Air Station Key West. The incident is under investigation, it said.
US President Donald Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter early on Thursday: "Please join me with your thoughts and prayers for both aviators, their families and our incredible @USNavy."
A Navy spokesperson also said in a statement that the names of the aviators are being withheld pending notifications of their families.
"Their families are in our prayers," the statement said. 



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