'Mechanical.Glitch' downs a F/A-18F

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Unread post13 Nov 2018, 10:20

The Navy just lost a F/A-18F SuperHornet from the USS Ronald Reagan however the. Crew was able to safely eject.

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-nav ... stigation/


Crew members from the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan on July 6 direct an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 102. The Reagan was sailing the Philippine Sea. (MC2 Kenneth Abbate/Navy)
An F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan suffered what authorities say was a “mechanical issue” during “routine operations” on Monday over the Philippine Sea, forcing the crew to eject.

A search and rescue MH-60S Seahawk from the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 retrieved the Carrier Air Wing 5 crew, and medical personnel aboard the Reagan pronounced both aviators to be in “good condition,” according to the Japan-based 7th Fleet.

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