• "Super hornet" aircraft of the Navy crashed while landing on the aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson"

  • Multi-purpose fighter F/A-18E Super Hornet squadron VFA-2 Bounty Hunters from the part of the 2nd carrier-based aircraft of the US Navy crashed during landing on the American aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson", reports the Times of San Diego. The pilot ejected and was picked up by a rescue helicopter. The incident with the loss of the aircraft occurred in the Sulu sea near the Philippines.

    Details of the incident are not given, but it is reported that the aircraft was in the landing pattern and glide path, approaching the ship. The newspaper notes that the aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson" is directed towards North Korea.

    9 April 2017, the media reported that "Carl Vinson" at the head of the first carrier strike group (CSG-1) is sent to North Korea from the area of Singapore. The arrival of the aircraft carrier into the area was expected on April 12-13. Later, April 15, 2017, on the website of the U.S. Navy published photo "Carl Vinson", indicating that the carrier is passing the Sunda Strait.


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