Amazing video of a fighter jet bursting into flames landing on aircraft carrier

Watch this video released by the US Navy just moments ago of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 as it experiences an engine fire following a touch-and-go landing aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on April 11th.

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The pilot was able to execute a single-engine approach and land. Upon landing, the aircraft fuselage became engulfed in flames. Carl Vinson's Crash and Salvage team, assigned to Air Department's V-1 Division, responded immediately with the P-25 mobile fire fighting vehicle along with the flight deck emergency hose team.

The aircraft fire was extinguished using aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), and the pilot exited the plane uninjured. No flight deck personnel were injured in the mishap.

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wheatieboy
wheatieboy

So, an aircraft carrier costs what... a billion dollars? And a fighter jet... 25 million dollars? All of this high-tech equipment wrapped up in airplanes, radar, weapons, the boat etc.... and their video camera is a shitty 1980's quality, grainy, black and white, jumpy piece of shit? What gives?