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FA-18 Explodes on U.S.S. Stennis

A mishap occurred during flight operations aboard the U.S.S. John C. Stennis (CVN-74). The  aircraft was on a training cruise on the Southern Californian coast. Early reports say that an engine installed on an FA-18 fighter jet exploded injuring 10 sailors on the flight deck.
Although 4 were airlifted to hospital in San Diego, the Navy stated that none of the injures are serious or life threatening.

An investigation is being conducted to discover the cause of the engine explosion which caused an estimated one million dollars of damage.


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  • Marvin March 31, 2011, 09:22

    Meant to say,

    AB blowout on the cat?

  • Anonymous April 10, 2011, 09:02

    "Nuclear powered aircraft?"

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  • walt313 May 27, 2012, 03:25

    Whoops. That was dumbass editing on my part. The ship is nuclear powered not the aircraft. It just runs on regular JP-8.

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