Navy pilot rescued after plane crashes near Key West

KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - A Navy pilot has been rescued after his aircraft went down near Key West.

According to the Naval Air Station, the pilot ejected from his F5-N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft about 20 nautical miles southeast of Naval Air Station Key West.

Officials said the pilot was recovered by a Coast Guard helicopter at around 1:15 p.m., Wednesday.

The video of the rescue was released later in the day.

Officials said, the aircraft crashed into the ocean while conducting training operations off the Florida coast.

Report of the jet’s downing came in at 12:38 p.m.

The pilot has not been identified, but it was reported that the pilot did not have significant injuries.

The victim was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center as a precaution.

The incident is currently under investigation.

The pilot was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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