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Two US Navy F/A-18C Hornets crash on Pacific operations

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    BBC News - Two US Navy F/A-18C Hornets crash on Pacific operations

    The US Navy is continuing to search for a missing pilot, after two of its jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, a spokesman has said.

    The F/A-18C Hornets were operating off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson when they came down.

    One pilot was rescued and is receiving medical attention aboard the ship. A search effort is underway to find the second, the navy said.

    The two jets, which cost $57m (£35m) each, have not been recovered.

    The cause of the incident is under investigation, the navy said in a statement.

    The planes were flying routine operations in the US 7th Fleet's area of responsibility, which stretches west from the International Date Line to the India-Pakistan border.

    The crash occurred about 290 miles (466 km) west of Wake Island, which is 2,300 miles (3,700km) west of Honolulu, a navy spokesman said.

    The search for the second pilot is being conducted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley, and a number of helicopters.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear this, praying for a safe return for the pilots....!
     
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    Mid air collision? Wishing safe returns.
     
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    Thank you God.
     
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    doubt it , it was a military operation not an air-show .
     
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    RIP.......

    Pls respect of army navy or airforce people. They r only serving to our nation n they r always respectful people.

    Pls do always respest those people:(