Last night, two F-16 fighter jets collided during a training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, Virginia. One pilot had to eject into the sea at about 10:30PM. Here's the captivating raw footage the Coast Guard pulling him out of the water to safety.

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The downed pilot was retrieved by a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk. There's no sound, but if you're really interested in what a Jayhawk sounds like at close range in windy conditions, crank this video to 11. The other pilot involved was able to fly his F-16 safely back to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.


All four planes involved in the training mission stayed in radio contact, with, I'd imagine, plenty of 100% justified grumbling on the part of the pilot-turned-pool-buoy. While the D.C. Air National Guard is now short one $18.8 million F-16, both pilots involved in the flying fender bender are said to be in good condition. [Associated Press]