Navy rescues pilot ejected from jet off San Diego coast

Published August 22, 2017

The U.S. Navy has rescued a pilot who ejected from an aircraft off the San Diego coast.

The Navy says a civilian contractor ejected from a Hawker Hunter Tuesday afternoon about 100 miles off the coast of Point Loma.

The pilot was picked up by a helicopter from the USS Theodore Roosevelt and taken to a naval hospital for examination.

The Navy says the Hawker, a 1950s-era British fighter jet, was providing support during a training exercise for the Roosevelt's carrier strike group.

The Navy says it's not immediately clear why the pilot ejected.

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