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Breaking: Navy Pilot Ejects From Out of Control Plane in San Diego

UPDATE 7:24 ET:  The Associated Press reported that the pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay from a training aircraft that went off the end of a runway at Naval Air Station North Island.

According to the report, boaters rescued the pilot from the bay that separates the Navy base from downtown San Diego.

A Navy airplane has gone off a runway at North Island Naval Air Station forcing the pilot to eject himself.

The Associated Press reported that the pilot was airlifted from the water. The pilot’s condition was unknown, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue officials. The airplane, a white jet with a red nose and tail, was found in a bay near the north shore of North Island.

Rick Martindale, an airplane accident investigator for the Air Force, indicated that the plane was a T45 Goshawk jet trainer. According website Naval-Technology.com., the T-45 Goshawk is a two-seat trainer manufactured by Boeing and BAE Systems.

Fox5 San Diego reported that, there is no immediate word on the condition of the pilot, but there were unconfirmed reports that the pilot had been taken to Balboa Naval Hospital.

The UT San Diego reported that the pilot was training for aircraft landing qualifications when the crash occurred.

 

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