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Pilot ejects as Navy jet crashes into sea

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LAST UPDATED: 11:49 p.m. HST, Jun 04, 2014



SAN DIEGO >> Officials say a Navy jet crashed into the sea as it prepared to make a late-night landing on an aircraft carrier, but the pilot ejected and was listed in stable condition.

Navy spokeswoman Lt. Reagan B. Lauritzen says the F/A-18E Super Hornet was making its approach to the USS Carl Vinson off the southern California coast about 10 p.m. Wednesday when it went down.

Other aircraft from the vessel still in the air were safely diverted to the naval airstrip at the Coronado section of San Diego.

Lauritzen says the cause of the crash will be investigated.

It was the second military aircraft crash in the California area Wednesday. In the afternoon, a Marine Harrier jet crashed in flames in a residential area of Imperial but no one was hurt. The pilot safely ejected and no one on the ground was injured.






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manakuke wrote:
Landing on a ‘postage stamp’ carrier at jet speeds is not an easy task.
on June 5,2014 | 03:30AM
harley1 wrote:
especially at night!
on June 5,2014 | 05:39AM
cojef wrote:
The Marine pilots many years ago used to practice at the former Marines Base at El Toro, California. The F-18's had to pass by our condo unit. We could actually see the pilots in their gear.
on June 5,2014 | 07:33AM
ryan02 wrote:
Ejecting is pretty dangerous - from mild bruising at a minimum, to being knocked unconscious, and/or spinal injury, or even death (about 1 in 12 die). It's not like the movies where the people are always conscious and healthy after ejecting.
on June 5,2014 | 07:50AM
Reade1 wrote:
We rescued a Navy down pilot about 800 miles from Oahu. His plane malfunctioned and he ejected at the 25,000 level his parachute opened at the 10,000 level and at the moment he dislocated both shoulders and plunged into the sea minutes after. The seas were rough and we were able to locate the pilot, lowered our life boat with a crew of six merchant sailors all hand picked and rescued the pilot. He was conscious, asked him personal question, answered them all, lowered the man basket form the ships deck, laid him secured in the basket, up he went, kept him the ships hospital, gave him my bottle J.W. Black all good. Arrived Honolulu and he walked off feeling much better
on June 5,2014 | 09:59AM
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