US Navy F-18 From USS Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines

A pilot was forced to eject jet as the F/A-18E assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 was on final approach to the USS Carl Vinson, which is in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines.

According to the US Navy, the pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 aboard USS Carl Vinson while conducting routine flight operations.

The incident is currently under investigation. The pilot is being assessed by the medical team aboard Carl Vinson and there are no apparent injuries at this time.

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