Coast Guard: Pilot loses consciousness, plane crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Virginia coast

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 30, 2014 - 11:48 PM

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

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