A Navy F-14A jet, its cockpit filled with smoke and flames, crashed into the Arabian Sea Monday after its two crewmen ejected safely, a Navy spokesman said. It was the fifth F-14 crash this month.

The crewmen attempted to return to the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson after the smoke and flames appeared but were soon forced to eject, said Lt. Cmdr. Bob Pritchard of Miramar Naval Air Station, the jet's home base.The fliers, whose names were withheld, were rescued by a helicopter while at sea 10 miles from the carrier.