F-35 Crash Injures Seven Sailors on the Deck of USS Carl Vinson

The U.S. Navy is investigating a landing mishap in which an F-35 fighter jet crashed on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea, injuring seven sailors.

The Navy said that the F-35C Lightning II jet, which is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2, crashed on deck of the carrier while conducting routine flight operations.

The pilot of the fighter jet safely ejected from the aircraft and was recovered via helicopter. The individual is said to be in stable condition.

“There were seven total...

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