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U.S. Navy F/A-18F crashed into the Philippine Sea, aviators eject safely

U.S. Navy F/A-18F crashed into the Philippine Sea, aviators eject safely


The usNavy F/A-18F Tremendous Hornet fighter jet, working off USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), crashed into the Philippine Sea throughout a routine coaching mission.

Two aviators safely ejected and had been rapidly recovered by a MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) eight aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) whereas conducting routine flight operations within the Philippine Sea, June 18.

The incident occurred because the F/A-18F Tremendous Hornet assigned to Service Air Wing (CVW) 11 was conducting routine pilot proficiency coaching. The incident is at present below investigation. Each aviators had been assessed by the medical group on board Theodore Roosevelt and are in good situation.

Final month, the plane service USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to sea after a coronavirus outbreak sidelined the huge warship for almost two months after greater than 1,000 sailors examined constructive, Navy officers mentioned Tuesday.

Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting service {qualifications} throughout a deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

Theodore Roosevelt is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. seventh Fleet space of operations. Early, it moored in Guam after some members of the crew displayed signs and later examined constructive for COVID-19. After transferring almost 4,000 crewmembers off ship and cleansing your complete ship from bow to stern, the suitable variety of crewmembers to function the ship underway have returned from quarantine after passing rigorous return-to-work standards.