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US Navy: Mediterranean Freak Storm Sends F / A-18 Hornet Outboard USS Truman

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The U.S. Navy has adopted the lightweight and agile Hornet as a universal aircraft for naval aviation, abolishing many older aircraft models and modifying the Hornet to play a role in submarine hunting and electronic warfare. Each new Super Hornet can cost $ 67 million.

According to the US Navy’s release, the service recently lost one of its advanced F / A-18 Super Hornets due to bad weather in the Mediterranean.But the jet did not plunge from the sky, it simply Sliding off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier..

Sunday statementThe attack aircraft, given by Naples, Italy, said it was “blown outboard due to unexpected stormy weather,” but did not provide further details. The maritime supply operation that was underway at the time was “safely completed by established procedures,” he said.

According to the Navy, no one was out of the plane, but another sailor was slightly injured during the storm.

The Navy did not say exactly where the incident happened, but two days ago the Pentagon Official Twitter account tweeted About Truman’s mission by including images of the Super Hornet breaking the sound barrier of the Ionian Sea. The waterways straddle the sea between Greece, Sicily and southern Italy.

The deepest rift in the Ionian Sea (and the Mediterranean) is about 17,280 feet deep and is called Calypso Deep, off the coast of Pilos, Greece.

according to Maker Lockheed MartinThe F / A-18E Super Hornet weighs 32,000 pounds without fuel or weapons, but can be as high as 66,000 pounds when fully loaded. Still, despite its weight, the aircraft should have been stored in a hangar under the deck in the event of bad weather, According to the aviator..
Washington post On Monday, he said a storm should have been expected given the atmospheric and ocean conditions at the time, including the movement of cold air over unusually warm seas.

“The contrast between sea surface temperature and high temperature in the air may have created a very unstable atmosphere that encourages thunderstorms,” ​​the treatise writes. Fighter wing, pick it up and move it.



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