Seven sailors were injured when one of the US Navy fighter jets, the f-35c crush landed on USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear powered aircraft carrier during a training mission in the South China Sea.
According to the reports, three of the seven sailors injured were transferred to Manila the capital city of the Philippines to get further medical care. The remaining sailors who didn’t sustain severe injuries were treated on the aircraft carrier.
According to Pacific fleet command, the pilot ejected from the aircraft and was recovered via military helicopter and he was in a stable condition.
The Pacific fleet command said that the cause of inflight miship was under investigation and the Navy didn’t give any information about the condition of the f-35c aircraft or say if a nuclear powered aircraft carrier Carl vinson sustained any physical damage during the crash.
This is not the first incident in the South China Sea because in October last year, a nuclear-powered submarine, USS Connecticut was involved in an accident which led to the firing of its Commander.
Last week, the US sent two nuclear powered aircraft carriers to strike the group to the South China Sea for military training with the Japanese Navy ships with the aim of asserting freedom of navigation in the area where much of international trade passes but is claimed by China.