USS Theodore Roosevelt Aviators Eject Safely at Sea


Story Number: NNS200618-08Release Date: 6/18/2020 11:03:00 AM
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From USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- Two aviators safely ejected and were quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while conducting routine flight operations in the Philippine Sea.

The incident occurred as the F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 was conducting routine pilot proficiency training. The incident is currently under investigation. Both aviators were assessed by the medical team on board Theodore Roosevelt and are in good condition.

 
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The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) transits past the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while moored pier side at Naval Base Guam.
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