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Two Virginia Beach-based F-18 pilots safe after crashing in the Arabian Sea

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Apr 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-08 19:26:11-04

Two aircrew based in Virginia Beach ejected out of an F/A-18F Super Hornet before it crashed into the North Arabian sea near the USS Eisenhower.

They are with VFA-103 Jolly Rogers on board the Eisenhower, according to the Fifth Fleet Command Website. A tweet from the Navy says both pilots are safe and back aboard the Eisenhower.

A Navy spokesman says the Super Hornet's engines failed.

Check back on WTKR.com for updates as they are released.

Photos: The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on deployment