Sunday , October 17 2021

Navy fighter who crashed for the second time on a US carrier in a month



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Ronald Reagan US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (49) crashed into the northeastern Philippines on Monday, but two flight pilots were rescued safely.

The US Navy's 7th Fleet said it had mechanical problems with the F / A-18 Hornet, which routinely operates on the Philippine Sea.


The rescue crew immediately removed the blast from the aircraft and returned it to the ship, the Navy statement said. They were in good condition and the aircraft carrier returned to normal operation.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Monday's clash was less than a month after the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft.

In mid-October, the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after take-off, injuring dozens of crew members.


The aircraft carrier participated in a joint movement known as "Kinsword" near Japan and the Pacific Guam from October 29 to November 8 with Japan and Canada.

The F / A-18 belongs to Ronald Reagan's Career Air Wing 5, the Navy said.


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