(SAN DIEGO) — A Navy jet has skidded off a runway during takeoff for a training flight in San Diego, and its pilot was rescued by a civilian boat, a Navy official said.
The T-45 Goshawk crashed into the San Diego Bay Friday at around 2:30 p.m. PT, the official said, as it was taking off from Naval Air Station North Island.
“The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft and is currently being evaluated at a local hospital,” read a statement from Naval Air Forces. “Local mariners safely recovered the pilot from San Diego Bay.
“The Navy has not officially confirmed the status of the aircraft crewmember,” the statement added. “A safety investigation will be carried out to determine the cause.”
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