F-35 Pilot Ejects Safely After The Landing Mishap On USS Carl Vinson
The United States Navy announced on Monday that an F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet had a landing issue on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). The pilot of the aircraft had safely ejected during the landing mishap and is in a stable condition according to the US Navy announcement.
However, due to this crash, 7 sailors were injured and 3 of them were sent to the medical facility in Manila, Philippines. Other 4 sailors have treated abroad the ship and 3 of them have been released. 3 sailors who were sent to the hospitals in Manila, Philippines are also in stable condition.
The F-35C Lightning II was assigned to the Carrier Air Wing 2 and was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea when this crash happened. The Navy did not provide any details about the condition of the crashed F-35 fighter aircraft.
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The statement from the US Navy’s office in Hawaii said,
“The pilot safely ejected from the aircraft and was recovered via US military helicopter. The airman is in stable condition.”
The cause for the landing mishap is under investigation by the officials.