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NEWS | April 21, 2017

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Ejects Safely at Sea

By Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet Public Affairs

USS Carl Vinson - A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to HSC-4 aboard USS Carl Vinson while conducting routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea.

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

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