F-18 fighter jet blown off the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean

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 F-18 fighter jet was blown off the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea

International media report an emergency on board the aircraft carrier Harry Truman of the US 6th Fleet on a mission in the Mediterranean Sea.

During a storm, an F-18 Super Hornet was blown into the sea. One sailor was slightly injured.

The incident took place off the southern coast of Italy.

It is not clear from military statements whether the fighter was secured on deck. It is also unclear whether the injured sailor was on it. In addition, nothing is said about whether the fighter was lost – or managed to be fished out of the sea.

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