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USS Carl Vinson pilot ejects safely at sea

21 April 2017

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered as the aircraft carrier was conducting routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea, April 21.

YOKOSUKA, Japan - A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) while conducting routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea, April 21.

The incident occurred as the F/A-18E assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 was on final approach to Carl Vinson.

The incident is currently under investigation. The pilot is being assessed by the medical team aboard Carl Vinson and there are no apparent injuries at this time.

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