Fighter Jet's Engine Explodes On U.S. Aircraft Carrier, 10 Injured
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Military officials are trying to determine what caused the engine of a fighter jet to catch fire as it prepared to take off from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean.
The mishap left 10 sailors injured aboard the USS John C. Stennis. None of the injuries sustained during the training exercise Wednesday off the California coast was life-threatening.
Naval Air Forces Lt. Aaron Kakiel said one of the four sailors airlifted to a Navy hospital in San Diego was released Thursday, and two others could be out by the end of the week,
Six other sailors were treated for non-burn injuries on board the carrier. The pilot was not hurt.
The Stennis is based in Bremerton, Wash., and was conducting qualification flights for pilots and crews about 100 miles off the coast of San Diego.
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