Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson, Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King. US Navy Photos
The post has been corrected to reflect the current Department of the Navy definition of a Class ‘A’ Mishap. An aircraft incident that results in a death or damage of $2 million or more. USNI News used an older definition that stated the damage threshold for a Class A mishap was $1 million of damage or more.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet was flying on only one engine before a crash that killed two naval aviators on approach to Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., according to a summary of the accident from the Navy Safety Center. Read More
An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the “Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) for an air power demonstration rehearsal in 2017. US Navy Photo
Due to inclement weather, the Fighting Blacklions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 have postponed their scheduled return to their home base at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017.
A week after one of their F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft suffered a deadly crash, the Blacklions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 are scheduled to return Wednesday to their home base at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson, Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King. US Nay Photos
The Navy identified two aviators who were killed following a crash off Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. on Wednesday. Read More
An F/A 18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, flies over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during flight operations. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with an additional statement from the U.S. Navy.
Two Navy aviators are dead after an F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed off the coast of Key West, Fla. on Wednesday during a routine training flight, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More
An F-5N Tiger II assigned to the Sun Downers of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111 launches from Boca Chica Field in 2014. US Navy Phoro
The pilot of an F-5N Tiger II that crashed into the Atlantic off the Florida coast has been released from the hospital with no apparent injuries, according to a statement released Friday by the Navy. Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard rescues a member of VFC-111 following an Aug. 9, 2017 off of Key West, Fla. Coast Guard Image
A Navy Reserve pilot was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after his F-5 Tiger II crashed off the coast of Key West, Fla., a Coast Guard spokesperson told USNI News on Wednesday afternoon. Read More