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U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf

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  • All three aviators recovered safely after ejecting from aircraft; crash cause unknown
  • No indication of hostile fire; not related to Iranian confrontation Sunday
  • F-18 Super Hornets are attached to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman
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From Jamie McIntyre
CNN Washington Bureau
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets -- flying off the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman -- crashed Monday night in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Navy officials said.

The aircrafts' three aviators were recovered safely after they ejected from the jets -- a single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F.

The U.S. Navy did not immediately know the cause of the F/A-18 crash.

There is no indication of hostile fire action, the officials said.

The incident is not related to Sunday's confrontation between three U.S. Navy warships and five Iranian boats, Navy officials said. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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