US Coast Guard rescues Navy pilots after crash

The Navy says according to initial reports, the pilots managed to bail out of the aircraft and were not injured. (CNN/USCG)
The Navy says according to initial reports, the pilots managed to bail out of the aircraft and were not injured. (CNN/USCG)

GULF OF MEXICO (CNN/USCG) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two Navy pilots after their plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning.

The plane went down about two miles offshore during a routine training mission.

The Navy says according to initial reports, the pilots managed to bail out of the aircraft and were not injured.

Two U.S. Coast Guard aircrews found and rescued the pilots. They were taken to a hospital to be a checked out.

The Navy is investigating what caused the crash.

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