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Coast Guard Rescues Marines in Crash Off of S.C. Coast Monica Leftwich

Pilots stand smiling with the Coast Guard recovery crew after their quick response to an F/A-18D Hornet aircraft.

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Coast Guard rescued two Marine Corps pilots Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., approximately 35-miles off the coast of St. Helena Sound, S.C.

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., notified the Coast Guard at about 5:17 p.m., Wednesday, reporting that two pilots aboard a Marine F/A-18D Hornet attached to Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 went down off the coast of South Carolina. In addition, it was reported that two parachutes were seen indicating that the pilots had ejected.

A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Air Facility Charleston located the missing pilots at
6:15 p.m. and safely rescued them.

For more information, please contact the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Public Affairs office at (843) 228-7201 or by cell at (843) 321-6659.


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This work, Coast Guard rescues two Marine Corps F-18 pilots off South Carolina Coast, by Monica Leftwich, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.10.2010

Date Posted:03.11.2010 04:50

Location:ST. HELENA SOUND, SC, US

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