Todd Corillo reports live from the Coast Guard Station in Portsmouth after an F/A-18E crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach on Wednesday.
Both the Coast Guard Cutter Elm and the Cutter Albacore responded to the scene. A Coast Guard helicopter also launched out of Elizabeth City but was then told to stand down.
Coast Guard officials tell NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo that the Albacore was close to the scene of the crash when the call went out. It departed the scene Tuesday afternoon.
The Elm remained on scene Tuesday evening to provide assistance as requested by the Navy.