Pilot Missing After US Jets Crash

One pilot 'rapidly located,' receiving treatment on USS Carl Vinson
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2014 7:33 AM CDT
Pilot Missing After US Jets Crash
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sails out of San Diego Harbor as it leaves for a nine-month deployment on Aug. 22, 2014.   (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Two US fighter jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean this morning, and though the US Navy says one pilot was "rapidly located," the other is still missing. The two F/A-18 Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadrons 94 and 113 were assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, which is "on a security and stability mission in the Asia-Pacific region," NBC News reports. The found pilot was "returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention," the Navy says. Helicopters as well as a guided-missile cruiser and destroyer are searching for the second pilot, the Virginian-Pilot reports. Neither aircraft has been recovered. The cause of the crash is under investigation. (Read more fighter jets stories.)

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