KEY WEST, FL (WFLA) – Two aviators died after an F-18 Super Hornet fighter jet crashed off Key West on Wednesday.
According to WTVJ, U.S. Naval Air Force Atlantic Cmdr. Dave Hecht said both aviators passed away in a statement released late Wednesday.
The jet crashed as it was on its final approach to a base around 4:30 p.m., according to WTVJ.
The F-18 Hornet fighter jet was part of the Virginia-based Strike Fighter Squadron 213.
The names of the deceased and the circumstances of their deaths have not been released.