USS Carl Vinson pilot ejects safely at sea after plane crashes on approach landing

A pilot with Carrier Air Wing 2 attached to the USS Carl Vinson ejected from an F/A-18E into the ocean as the aircraft was preparing to land on the aircraft carrier, the Navy announced Friday in a news release.

USS Carl Vinson pilot ejects safely at sea after plane crashes on approach landing

Helicopter crewmembers with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4, also attached to the Carl Vinson, quickly retrieved the pilot.

Medical personnel on the ship are assessing the pilot, who does not appear to have sustained any apparent injuries, the Navy said in its release.

The Navy said the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was in the Celebes Sea between Indonesia and the Philippines, when the F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 crashed.

The plane was on final approach to landing at the time.




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