Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks


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Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.

 

Four people have been recovered and taken to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot reported citing Coast Guard Petty Officer Fagal Nifin.

Nifin said the extent of the crew members’ injuries is “unknown.” One of the crew had a leg injury, reported WCTI.

https://www.rt.com/usa/344498-hornets-crash-atlantic-pilot/

 

 

TWO US NAVY F-18S CRASH IN THE ATLANTIC OFF NORTH CAROLINA’S OUTER BANKS


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Four people have been recovered and taken to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot reported citing Coast Guard Petty Officer Fagal Nifin.

Nifin said the extent of the crew members’ injuries is “unknown.” One of the crew had a leg injury, reported WCTI.

Search and rescue teams were deployed to the Oregon Inlet area, 25 miles off the North Carolina shore, after reports of two planes colliding around 10:30 ET, according to Norfolk’s WBEC.

Coast Guard officials in Elizabeth City told WCTI that the planes involved were from the Naval Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A fishing vessel reportedly assisted with the rescue.

According to the US Navy, two F/A-18F Super Hornets were involved in an “in-flight mishap” at approximately 10:40 ET, during a routine training mission off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

http://www.infowars.com/two-us-navy-f-18s-crash-in-the-atlantic-off-north-carolinas-outer-banks/

 

5 U.S. Navy Vessels Sail for Asia to Confront China


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The U.S. Navy deployed five vessels to the South China Sea, following China’s show of military might in the area. Leading the American armada is the carrier John C. Stennis which left Washington state on Jan. 15.

The Navy Times reported that cruisers Mobile Bay and Antietam, and destroyers Stockdale and Chung-Goon left for the disputed waters recently. It would be joined by Blue Ridge, the command vessel that serves as the floating headquarters of the 7th Fleet based in Japan, which is already in the region on its way to make a visit to the Philippines.

http://en.yibada.com/articles/107826/20160305/5-u-s-navy-vessels-sail-for-asia-to-confront-china.htm