Two US Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot still missing, the Navy has said on Friday.
The F/A-18C Hornets were operating off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson when they came down.
The rescued pilot is receiving medical attention aboard the ship and a search effort is underway to find the second, the navy said.
The two jets, which cost $57m (£35m) each, have not been recovered.
The cause of the incident is under investigation, the navy said in a statement.
The search for the second pilot is being conducted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley, and a number of helicopters.
The planes were flying in the US 7th Fleet’s area of responsibility, which stretches west from the International Date Line to the India-Pakistan border.
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