U.S. Navy F/A-18F strike fighter crashed in the Philippine Sea.

一架美國海軍F/A- 18f戰斗機在菲律賓海域墜毀。

Both pilots were safely recovered and returned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt.


The Roosevelt recently spent two months pierside in Guam while the Navy grapplied with a COVID-19 outbreak onboard the giant ship.


A F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt crashed during a training exercise. The two crewmembers were recovered by search and rescue and returned to the carrier, where they were reported by the U.S. Navy in good condition.


The incident is the fourth crash of a U.S. military fighter jet in just over a month. On May 15 a F-22 Raptor crashed at Eglin Air Force Base. Four days later, a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was also lost at Eglin Air Force Base. On June 15, a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed into the North Sea, tragically killing the pilot.


USS Roosevelt was diverted to Guam on March 27 after several crewmembers were diagnosed with the coronavirus. The ship’s captain, Brett Crozier, was relieved of his command after a memo alxing Navy leadership to the growing outbreak was made public. Ultimately 1,156 crewmembers tested positive and one died of the disease.


Roosevelt departed the Naval Base Guam in late May. The remaining crew were to wear masks, sanitize common areas, and maintain social distancing. There’s no indication the ship’s battle with the coronavirus is in any way lixed to the crash of the fighter jet.