Four Pilots Rescued After Navy Jets Collide Off North Carolina Coast

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Four pilots in two Navy jets have been recovered after both planes crashed midair Thursday.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded about 25 miles off the North Carolina shore after receiving reports of a collision between the two planes.

According to the Coast Guard, the incident involved two F/A-18 jets, KTLA sister station WTKR in Norfolk, Va. reported. An initial investigation indicates there were two pilots in each jet and all four were recovered.

The incident was reported around 10:30 a.m. and a Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to investigate.

There was no word on the condition of the pilots involved in the crash.

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