Contrary to lamestream media opinion, the loss of one fighter jet from the USS Carl Vinson is NOT a “setback” for the Carrier Strike Group. Carrier air operations are among the most dangerous actions that the Navy and out military is involved in short of actual combat. The good news here is that the pilot is safely recovered. That in itself is no accident and is planned and drilled for on a routine basis. Be assured that the Carl Vinson Strike Group is still Haze Gray and Underway and ready for any mission.
As Written By Ryan Pickrell for the Daily Caller:
A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Thursday while on final approach to an aircraft carrier, which was relocating to waters off Korea.
A carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is heading north to provide “a persistent presence in the waters off the Korean peninsula,” according to Rear Admiral James Kilby. President Donald Trump previously stated that the U.S. is “sending an armada” to address the growing threats in the region.
The crash occurred as an “F/A-18E assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 was on final approach to USS Carl Vinson,” the Seventh Fleet Public Affairs Office reported. The pilot was able to eject safely and was recovered by a helicopter.
The carrier strike group, which was deployed to East Asia in January, was transiting the Celebes Sea near the Philippines at the time of the incident. The Vinson is accompanied by the missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy……..
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