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.


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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