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Two Navy Fighter Jets Crash In Western Pacific; 1 Pilot Missing

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. No names were […]

September 12, 2014

Navy Conducts First Series Of Drone And Manned Fighter Jet Operations

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first time manned and unmanned aircraft have operated together on the same carrier. Navy officials hailed the test flights of the experimental drone, which were […]

August 18, 2014

US F-35 Fighter Jets Cleared To Fly After Engine Fire

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. fleet of troubled F-35 fighters has been cleared to fly again but investigators are still uncertain what caused an engine fire on one of the aircraft, the Pentagon said Tuesday. U.S. Navy and Air Force aviation authorities lifted a ban on flights after having grounded the costly plane and left […]

July 15, 2014