An F-18 fell into Sea from an Aircraft Carrier

An F-18 fell into Sea from an Aircraft Carrier
An F-18 fell into Sea from an Aircraft Carrier

According to the US Navy, on July 8, a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet was “blown away” from the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman’s board due to strong winds and heavy rain in the Mediterranean Sea.


The accident occurred while the aircraft was performing an at-sea replenishment. The replenishment procedure was terminated according to the announcement.
An F-18 fell into Sea from an Aircraft Carrier
The Super Hornet is a part of the USS Harry S. Truman’s Carrier Air Wing 1. The carrier and embarked aircraft remain full mission capable.
An F-35C, the carrier variant of the fifth-generation fighter jet, crashed in the South China Sea in January 2022, while a British Royal Navy F-35B crashed in the Mediterranean in November 2021, shortly after taking off from the British aircraft carrier HMS Elizabeth.