Chronology of the F/A-18 Super Hornet Fighter 'Fall down' Into the Sea From the USS Harry S Truman

Chronology of the F/A-18 Super Hornet Fighter 'Fall down' Into the Sea From the USS Harry S Truman
The F/A-18 Super Hornet Fighter 'Fall down' Into the Sea From the USS Harry S Truman

International Military - An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing 1 was thrown overboard due to a storm in the Mediterranean Sea. It is known at that time, the fighter jet was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman.

When the accident occurred, the USS Truman was conducting a reloading operation at sea and the F/A-18 Super Hornet was definitely not properly secured.

Quoted from, the Navy in a press release said One Sailor suffered minor injuries while carrying out operations during unexpected bad weather. The sailor is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

The USS Harry S Truman and the aircraft departed were still capable of carrying out the full mission. The details and causes of the incident are being investigated," the Navy added in a brief press release.

Meanwhile, the USS Truman, which is in the Mediterranean as it was deployed from Norfolk to the Sixth Fleet Area of ​​Responsibility in Europe last December.

Quoted from, the aircraft carrier, USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75), is commanded by Capt. Gavin Duff. The nine squadrons of the CVW 1, which belonged to the missing F/A-18 Super Hornet, were overseen by Captain Matthew Barr. Truman originally planned to move to the Middle East.

However, there were orders to remain in the Mediterranean Sea region due to rising tensions with Russia before launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Since then, Truman has operated in the Mediterranean, supporting NATO and increasing air surveillance in Eastern Europe. It has also deployed some of its aircraft to continue operating locations in the area. It has also made several port calls, with the most recent in Marseille, France, on June 18.

There were reports this spring that Truman's deployment would be extended. It is expected that the carrier will remain in the Mediterranean until at least August.

This is the third (and second) aircraft carrier incident in the Mediterranean Sea involving fighter jets in recent months. The Royal Navy is already experiencing a series of unpleasant accidents in 2021.

In November, the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth II was sailing the Mediterranean Sea on her way back to the UK to complete maiden operations.

Then, an F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jet, which was scheduled for a surprise drill, crashed soon after takeoff because the engine cover had been forgotten on the plane.

The second accident occurred in January when an American F-35C Lightning II crashed on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson while trying to land.

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