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Sailors injured after US fighter jet botches landing near China

Added 01-24-22 07:37:02pm EST - “7 US Navy sailors were injured after a F-35C Lightning II jet suffered a mishap during landing in the South China Sea” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Sailors injured after US fighter jet botches landing near China”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Seven US Navy personnel were injured after a pilot suffered a “landing mishap” on a US supercarrier and was forced to eject from the aircraft while performing operations in the South China Sea.

The US Navy announced on Monday that one of its F-35C Lightning II stealth planes had a “landing mishap on deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea.”

The pilot ejected from the aircraft and was rescued by a military helicopter, however a total of seven sailors were injured during the incident, with three requiring a medical evacuation to the Philippines. The three sailors are reportedly in stable condition.

Navy supercarriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln were performing a drill in the South China Sea at the time of the accident as tensions between the US and China continue.

Rear Admiral Dan Martin, the commander of Carrier Strike Group 1, boasted this week that the drill “highlights the U.S. Navy’s ability to deliver overwhelming maritime force, when called upon, to support a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

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