US Coast Guard rescues Navy pilots after crash

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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