Seven seafarers injured in the South China Sea after a “landing accident”: Navy


Seven sailors were injured after a fighter jet “landed” in the South China Sea, the US Navy said.

The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter Jet said on January 24, “A landing accident occurred on the deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting regular flight operations.” statement From the Navy.

According to the statement, “the pilot was safely removed from the aircraft and recovered via a US military helicopter.” “The pilot is in a stable condition. A total of seven seafarers were injured.”

Three of the sailors evacuated to a medical facility in Manila, Philippines. They are currently in a stable state. Four other seafarers were treated on board, three of whom were released.

“We are investigating additional details and the cause of the in-flight accident,” the Navy said.

The Pentagon said two US Navy carrier strike groups, led by Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, began operations in the South China Sea on Sunday. As Taiwan reported the invasion of a new Chinese Air Force at the top of the waterway, the carrier entered a sea of ‚Äč‚Äčcontroversy for training.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Lee

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