Two aviators have been identified after their jet fighter crashed in Key West on Wednesday.
The Navy identified the aviators as Lieutenant Commander James Brice Johnson who was the pilot and the weapons systems operator, Lieutenant Caleb Nathaniel King.
The two aviators were assigned to fly the Blacklions which is the Strike Fighter Squadron Two One Three in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the Naval Air Station Oceana.
Johnson and King were on a training mission in an F/A-18F Super Hornet when they were found in the water a mile east of Boca Chica Field at the Key West Naval Air Station. They were rushed to the hospital and were pronounced dead due to their injuries.
Lieutenant Commander James Johnson was a 2007 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was a naval aviator. Lieutenant Caleb King was a 2012 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
The Navy stated that the jet will remain in the water and will be looked at for further investigation.