Four people have been recovered and taken to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot reported citing Coast Guard Petty Officer Fagal Nifin.
Nifin said the extent of the crew members’ injuries is “unknown.” One of the crew had a leg injury, reported WCTI.
Search and rescue teams were deployed to the Oregon Inlet area, 25 miles off the North Carolina shore, after reports of two planes colliding around 10:30 ET, according to Norfolk’s WBEC.
Coast Guard officials in Elizabeth City told WCTI that the planes involved were from the Naval Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A fishing vessel reportedly assisted with the rescue.
According to the US Navy, two F/A-18F Super Hornets were involved in an “in-flight mishap” at approximately 10:40 ET, during a routine training mission off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.