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Navy Hawkeye Crash in Virginia: Pilots, Crew Escape Safely

  • A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and control plane crashed Monday in Virginia.
  • The four-person crew successfully escaped the aircraft and were rescued on the ground.
  • The Hawkeye’s high-powered radar makes it the eyes and ears of a carrier battle group.

    A U.S. Navy airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft crashed on Monday during a training flight over Virginia. All four crew members safely egressed from the aircraft and were rescued on the ground. The Navy has yet to indicate what caused the plane—the largest aircraft stationed on an American aircraft carrier—to crash.

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    At 3:50 p.m. on Monday, the Hawkeye went down on Wallops Island, the location of a NASA flight facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. A video from a local news station showed the aircraft plummeting to Earth, followed by a

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    Virginia Beach nonprofit holding a virtual ‘race’ to raise awareness about human trafficking

    The Virginia Beach nonprofit group EnJEWEL is holding a “virtual” walk/run Saturday through Wednesday to promote the United Nation’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Thursday.

    EnJEWEL, which stands for Equality and Justice for Every Woman Every Land, started more than a decade ago to raise awareness about human trafficking, which includes sex slaves, forced labor on farms and in sweatshops.

    With the virtual fundraiser, participants can register at enjewel.org and receive a printable runner’s bib via email. Registration is $30.

    Participants need to log 5 kilometers through walking, running (including on a treadmill) and have a witness sign the bib stating that they completed the goal. They will upload a photo or video of the bib to EnJEWEL’s Facebook page. Those who complete the 5K will receive a T-shirt and baller or runner’s wrist band.

    People are also asked to record themselves in short videos stating why they

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