US Fighter Jets Crash Into Pacific Ocean

Two US fighter jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean while operating at sea, the Navy said.One pilot was rescued and a night search is continuing for the other.

The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

The air wing is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

The rescued pilot was returned to the carrier and is being treated, the Navy said.

The planes have not been recovered.

Officials say other aircraft still in the air in the vicinity were safely recovered.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed in June as it prepared to land on the Carl Vinson off the Southern California coast.

The pilot was able to eject safely.

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