2 Navy jets crash in Pacific

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 taxis onto a catapult prior to launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson earlier this month.

By Mariano Castillo, CNN

Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday.

Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific, the Navy said.

One pilot was rescued and was being treated aboard the aircraft carrier. There was a search under way for the other pilot, the Navy said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Navy said. The jets have not been recovered.

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