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Super Hornet makes emergency landing after engine fire in Virginia

An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron Thirty Seven Raging Bulls lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in 2009. Daron Street/U.S. Navy
An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron Thirty Seven "Raging Bulls" lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in 2009. Daron Street/U.S. Navy | License Photo

Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet experienced an engine fire Monday, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia.

The incident took place while a Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 was training over the Virginia Capes, with the emergency landing happening at noon, according to Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, a Naval Air Force Atlantic spokeswoman.

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"The aircraft landed safely at NAS Oceana without incident. An aviation mishap investigation has been initiated to determine the cause of the incident," Cragg said. "There were no injuries."

A nearly identical mishap took place at the same installation earlier this month.

Cragg declined to say whether officials think the incidents share a similar cause.

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