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Pilot Missing As Navy Hornets Collide

Pilot Missing As Navy Hornets Collide

The U.S. Navy is searching for one pilot and treating the injuries of another after two Boeing F/A-18 Hornets crashed after colliding Friday over the western Pacific while operating from an aircraft carrier.

The aircraft, part of Carrier Air Wing 17 on the USS Carl Vinson, belonged to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113, according to a Navy release. The Carl Vinson is scheduled to participate in a large exercise off the coast of Guam beginning Monday.

One pilot was pulled quickly from the water after the crash and is in stable condition, according to a spokesman for the Navy’s 7th Fleet. Navy ships and aircraft were still searching for the other pilot.

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Photo by U.S. Navy

Updated: September 12, 2014 — 10:41 AM

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