The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter jet was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea when the mishap occurred, the Navy said in a dichiarazione.
The pilot was recovered by a U.S. military helicopter after safely ejecting from the aircraft, disse la Marina, adding that pilot is in stable condition.
Three sailors required MEDEVAC to a medical treatment facility in Manila, Filippine. The Navy said they “are assessed as stable.” The remaining four were treated onboard by medical personnel and one has been released.
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