F-18 fighter from the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson” was wrecked in the sea
WASHINGTON, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. Carrier-based fighter-bomber F/A-18E Super Hornet from the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson” was wrecked in the Celebes sea in Southeast Asia, reported the press service of the 7th fleet of the US Navy.
“The incident happened when the F/A-18E, part of the 2nd carrier squadron, approached the “Carl Vinson”. The incident is now being investigated”, — is spoken in the message.
According to the military, the pilot ejected safely into the sea, where it was picked up by a rescue helicopter from an aircraft carrier. Injuries the pilot was not detected.
It is noted that the aircraft was performing a “normal flight” during the passage of the carrier through the Celebes sea.
As previously reported, the carrier group headed by the “Carl Vinson” is sent to the Korean Peninsula amid serious tensions over nuclear and missile tests of the DPRK.