FOX News: US fighter pilot approaching USS Carl Vinson ejects
A pilot ejected a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet on its final approach to the USS Carl Vinson as the carrier steamed north toward the Korean Peninsula, U.S. Navy officials confirmed on Friday.
Crews quickly rescued the unnamed pilot who wasn't hurt, the officials said. The Carl Vinson was in the Celebes Sea at the time, south of the Philippines.
The single-seat jet, from the VFA-137 Kestrels squadron, was conducting "routine flight operations" before it crashed, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. It did not specify exactly when the pilot ejected, and the cause of the crash was unclear.
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