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USA: F/A-18F Super Hornet plane crashes into the sea

Mechanical problem forced the two pilots to eject

A US Navy's F/A-18F Super Hornet took off from the USS "Ronald Reagan" aircraft carrier crashed this morning in the Philippine Sea during a routine flight. The aircraft would have had an unclear mechanical problem that forced the two crewmembers to eject at sea, where they were recovered in good condition by the navy personnel transported on the spot with a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter from the same aircraft carrier. The two aviators were transported on the "Ronald Reagan" -who resumed its normal operations- to be subjected to a medical examination, before being interrogated by the commission of inquiry established to shed light on the causes of the accident, necessary from the moment that the Super Hornet is the plane most used by the US Navy.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency