USS Theodore Roosevelt aviators eject safely at sea

18 June 2020

From USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs

Two aviators ejected from an F/A-18F Super Hornet and are in good condition aboard the aircraft carrier after being quickly recovered by helicopter.

PHILIPPINE SEA - Two aviators safely ejected and were quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while conducting routine flight operations in the Philippine Sea, June 18.

The incident occurred as the F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 was conducting routine pilot proficiency training.

Both aviators were assessed by the medical team aboard Theodore Roosevelt and are in good condition.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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