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Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing
Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing

Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. No names were released. The guided-missile cruiser Bunker Hill, guided-missile destroyer Gridley and helicopters are scouring the ocean in the hunt. The cause of Friday’s crashes are under investigation. The Carl Vinson carrier is operating in the Navy's 7th Fleet area of responsibility, described as the “Indo-Asia-Pacific region.” In addition to carrier and expeditionary strike...

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