Sunday, April 23, 2017

USS Carl Vinson Fighter Pilot Ejects During Routine Flight

On Sunday North Korea threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier just off the coast of North Korea. The US carrier has teamed up with two Japanese destroyers to begin joint drills. In a state-run newspaper a North Korean stated that their country is ready to sink a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike, provoking the US with violence yet again. In response to this Trump said that he would be sending "an armada" to Korean waters to deal with the constant threats from North Korea. During the training drills an F/A-18 pilot had to eject from the airplane while approaching the carrier for a landing. The pilot was recovered quickly and suffered no apparent injuries. The cause for the ejection is still unknown. Keeping an eye on military action between the US and North Korea over the next few weeks is going to be very interesting.

Matthew G. Mayes

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