Navy F-5 Crashes, Pilot Rescued after Ejection

A US Navy pilot ejected from this F-5N Tiger II off the coast of Key West. He was pulled from the water by Coast Guard helicopter about an hour later.

If you’re wondering what a Navy F-5 is, you’re not alone. For most people, the last time they heard of an association between the US Navy and the F-5 was Top Gun, when F-5s played the role of the fictional MiG-28 — and Goose said “no one’s ever been this close before…”

The pilot had “no significant injuries.” The incident will, of course, be investigated.

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