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An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Checkmates of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 211 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in March. A Super Hornet from the squadron crashed in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday. US Navy Photo

USNI News: Updated: Navy Super Hornet Crashes in Persian Gulf, Crew Safely Recovered

An U.S. Navy F/A-18 F Super Hornet has crashed in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday at about 9:30 A.M. EST, Navy official told USNI News this afternoon.

The crew onboard the two-person Boeing strike fighter ejected out of the aircraft and were safely recovered by crew aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the service said.

“Initial reports indicate both are conscious and alert and without serious injury,” read a Navy statement.

“The crash was not a result of hostile activity.”

More News On Today's U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Crash In The Persian Gulf

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Navy Super Hornet crashes in Arabian Gulf, crew OK -- Virginia Pilot

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