The US Navy is reporting that one of their F-18 Super Hornet pilots had to eject while attempting to land on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA the VFA-137 Kestrels pilot is reported to be safe and unhurt.
A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to HSC-4 aboard USS Carl Vinson while conducting routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea.
The incident occurred as the F/A-18E assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 was on final approach to USS Carl Vinson.
“The incident is currently under investigation. The pilot is being assessed by the medical team on board USS Carl Vinson and there are no apparent injuries at this time,” the 7th Fleet added. – Commander US 7th Fleet
The USS Carl Vinson strike group is on its way to the Korean Peninsula area.
Featured image of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Miguel Pizanojaime rushing into the landing area to direct the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 after the aircraft made an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans, US Navy