Sunday, November 5, 2017

Navy Sailor Hit by In-Tow Aircraft Aboard USS Carl Vinson

USS Carl Vinson was conducting what is called a Sustainment Training Exercise, or SUSTEX, off the coast of Southern California at the time of the incident.




The United States Navy has launched an investigation into how a sailor aboard USS Carl Vinson (CV 70) was struck by an aircraft in-tow aboard the ship’s flight deck.

The sailor, who was not named, was transported via helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla with non-life threatening injuries after the accident aboard the aircraft carrier around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Navy Commander Steve Fiebing.

The Navy on Saturday said he was in stable condition.

USS Carl Vinson was conducting what is called a Sustainment Training Exercise, or SUSTEX, off the coast of Southern California at the time of the incident.

The training session allows all elements of a CSG to regroup in order to maintain their efficiency ahead of a future deployment, Fiebing said. 

The U.S. Navy recently concluded investigations into its operations after two fatal collisions in the Pacific — one between the destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-registered container ship; the second between the destroyer USS McCain and a Liberian oil tanker. 

Seventeen American sailors were killed in the two accidents that the Navy deemed "avoidable" in a report released Wednesday.

USS Carl Vinson is home-ported at Coronado’s Naval Air Station North Island. 

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A sailor aboard the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Carl Vinson sustained serious injuries Friday evening when he was struck by a plane as it was being towed on the flight deck.


The U.S. Navy did not have full details on how the sailor was struck, and an investigation is ongoing to determine what happened, Navy spokesman Steve Fiebing said Saturday. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday.


The sailor was flown by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla in stable condition with a serious, non-life threatening injury, Fiebing said.


The Carl Vinson is off the coast of Southern California conducting training exercises and was closer to San Diego when the incident occurred, Fiebing said. He noted that the remainder of flight operations were suspended Friday night and some operations planned for Saturday morning were delayed but will resume in the afternoon.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We hope this young sailor makes a full recovery.