A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft approaches Hurlburt Field, Fla., for a landing April 30, 2013, during Emerald Warrior 2013 (U.S. Air Force photo)

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the Hurlburt Field airman who from from an C-130 Hercules transport aircraft during a training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico.

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HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Rescue teams are searching a 700-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico between Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola, looking for any sign of a 24th Special Operations Wing airman who went missing in the water late Tuesday morning after apparently falling out of a four-engine C-130 transport aircraft two miles south of Hurlburt Field.

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A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft approaches Hurlburt Field, Fla., for a landing April 30, 2013, during Emerald Warrior 2013. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Rissmille)

The Air Force is searching for an airman who fell from an C-130 Hercules transport aircraft during a training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico, the service announced on Tuesday.

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No one was injured when the nose gear for a C-130J Super Hercules collapsed while the aircraft was on the tarmac at Little Rock Air Force Base, said Tim Boyer, a spokesman for the 19th Airlift Wing.

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed during a training flight near Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico on Tuesday, Air Force officials announced.

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Editor's Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared onMilitary.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

A Navy doomsday aircraft that would play a vital communication role in the event of a nuclear war had one of its four engines replaced this month after it struck a bird at a Maryland air station.

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