2 Navy Fighter Jets Crash Down In Pacific Ocean

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Two U.S. Navy fighter jets have crashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The jets were operating at sea on Thursday according to military officials.

The jets, both F/A-18 Hornets, were operating aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. The jets were flying in the western Pacific when they crashed.

One of the pilots was rescued immediately following the crash, and they are being treated aboard the aircraft carrier. A search is still underway for the second pilot.  Search efforts are being led by a Navy cruiser, destroyer, and various helicopters.

The jets have not been recovered and an investigation is currently under way to determine the cause of the crash.

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According to the Navy, both carrier jets are from Carrier Air Wing 17 and were assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113.

No further details have been released at this time.

This story is still developing and will be updated as more details are released.


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