(IP)- An F-5N training aircraft flying from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday, prompting the pilot to eject, officials said.

Iran PressAmerica: The Navy pilot of the Tiger II, assigned to Fighter Squadron Composite 111, ejected at about 9:20 a.m., roughly 25 miles from Boca Chica Field, "Navytimes" cited Cmdr. Robert Myers, a Navy spokesman. 

The pilot was evaluated and released from a local hospital, he added.

No further details about what transpired were released.

The F-5N is a single-seat, tactical fighter and attack jet used to simulate enemy aircraft during air-to-air combat training. The aircraft serves in an aggressor-training role with simulation capability of current threat aircraft in fighter combat mode.


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