A US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s air wing crashed into the sea Thursday, the Navy said in a statement. Both aviators were able to eject safely and are in good condition, but the incident follows a series of aviation mishaps in recent weeks, […]
The US military is conducting a large-scale exercise to test its ability to fend off enemy bomber aircraft threatening the homeland. Four US combatant commands and NORAD are coming together for the first time for this exercise, during which fighters supported by aerial refuelling tankers will protect US airspace from […]
Six Marines died after an F/A-18 fighter collided with a KC-130 aerial refuelling tanker last week. The Marine Corps identified the deceased in an official statement Wednesday. The youngest of the group was 21 years old, while the oldest was 38 and had been with the Corps for 16 years. […]
A two aeroplane crash near Japan on Wednesday killed one Marine, injured another, and left five missing. The Corps has seen a worrying spike in accidents in recent years. By one measure, the service’s total mishaps increased 80% over a 5-year period. Other branches have seen a similar trend, but […]
Search-and-rescue operations are underway for two US Marine Corps aircraft involved in a “mishap” 200 miles off the coast of Japan. An F/A-18 fighter and a KC-130 cargo plane taking part in a aerial refuelling exercise collided and crashed, the US military said. Two crew members were rescued, but one […]
The US Navy has decided to honour former President George H.W. Bush with a 21-aircraft memorial flyover on Thursday. The missing man formation will be the largest ever, as these formations typically involve no more than four aircraft. The former president, a distinguished World War II naval aviator who passed […]
A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday, after the plane’s engine exploded. The pilot who guided it back down is a former US Navy fighter pilot and reportedly the first woman to fly the F-18 Hornet. She was praised by passengers for her skill and calm demeanour. […]
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