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Unread post22 Apr 2017, 02:23

The USS Carl Vinson CSG is in the news again after losing one of it's planes. No details as to the cause at this time but the pilot is OK.


https://news.usni.org/2017/04/21/super- ... pilot-safe

Super Hornet from USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near the Philippines, Pilot Safe

An F/A-18E Super Hornet on approach to land on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed on Friday near the Philippines, Navy officials told USNI News.

The pilot of the aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2, ditched the aircraft in the sea, safely ejected and was recovered by a helicopter flown from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 “Black Knights,” according to a brief release from U.S. 7th Fleet.
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post22 Apr 2017, 03:55

popcorn wrote:The USS Carl Vinson CSG is in the news again after losing one of it's planes. No details as to the cause at this time but the pilot is OK.


https://news.usni.org/2017/04/21/super- ... pilot-safe

Super Hornet from USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near the Philippines, Pilot Safe

An F/A-18E Super Hornet on approach to land on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed on Friday near the Philippines, Navy officials told USNI News.

The pilot of the aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2, ditched the aircraft in the sea, safely ejected and was recovered by a helicopter flown from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 “Black Knights,” according to a brief release from U.S. 7th Fleet.


Glad the Aviator is OK!, now they have to go fish out the "E"!
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