The press service of the Seventh fleet, the U.S. Navy announced that carrier-based fighter F/A-18E Super Hornet from the aircraft carrier «Carl Vinson» crashed into the sea of Sulawesi. The crash happened at the moment when the bomber approached the deck of the cruiser, intending to enter the gate.
Representatives of the U.S. Navy noted that the fighter was performing a «normal flight». At the moment there is an investigation into the crash.
It is known that the pilot is promptly ejected and to land on the surface of the water, where it took the rescue helicopter. The pilot received injuries, to its health threatens nothing.
Recall that an American carrier battle group led by the cruiser «Carl Vinson» is sent to the coast of Korea in connection with the tensions that arose in the region.