Coast Guard rescues downed Marine aviators

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard crews rescued two Marines after their F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean approximately 85 miles southwest of San Diego, Aug. 10, 2011. Both Marines are in stable condition. After notification of the downed aircraft, the Coast Guard launched a number of assets to begin the rescue mission. Once on scene, the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto heard the Marines and vectored...