WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy jets collided while airborne on Thursday off the North Carolina coast, and all four crew members were recovered safely, U.S. officials said.
The crews from the two F/A-18 jets were transported to a medical facility, a Navy official said.
Members of a nearby commercial fishing boat rescued the military crews, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
The crew members appeared to be in good condition, MSNBC reported, adding that one person had a leg injury.
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A Russian SU-27 Flanker aircraft banks away with an RAF Typhoon in the background. RAF Typhoons were scrambled on June 14, 2014, to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO's ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace.
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