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Great Satan US fighter jet crashes in Persian Gulf; Marine helicopter missing in Nepal

12 May 2015 21:29


The Great Satan US military says one of its warplanes has crashed shortly after taking off from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, while one Marine helicopter has gone missing in Nepal.

The F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet took off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, but crashed shortly afterwards.

“The crash was not a result of hostile activity,” the zionist US Navy said in a statement that was issued by Fifth Fleet, which is responsible for the area where the USS Theodore Roosevelt is deployed.

The two personnel from fighter jet ejected and were quickly recovered by search and rescue personnel from the carrier, the statement said.

The aircraft belongs to the Strike Fighter Squadron 211 based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, and is assigned to Carrier Air Wing One.

Copter missing

Meanwhile, the US military said one its Marine helicopters went missing on Tuesday in Nepal. The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six US Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10:00 p.m. local time.

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