10 hurt as US Navy jet explodes

Posted on March 31, 2011


hursday, March 31, 2011 1:56:56 PM by IANS / thaindian.

New York, March 31 (IANS) Ten US Navy sailors were injured when a fighter jet exploded on the deck of an aircraft carrier in San Diego, California, officials said Thursday.

The F/A-18C Hornet burst into flames on board the John C. Stennis carrier, Xinhua reported.

The sailors were working on the flight deck of the carrier during a training exercise when the jet’s engine exploded. The pilot was unhurt.

The jet was from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 based at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station near San Diego.

Four of the wounded sailors were airlifted to a navy hospital.

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