Navy says pilot forced to evacuate after jet ‘landing mishap’ that injured seven sailors in South China Sea

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.

A Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter

A Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (Reuters/Mike Blake)

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 theyare assessed as stable.The remaining four were treated onboard by medical personnel and one has been released.

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