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originally posted by: canucks555
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
It is strange for two to go down at once away from the carrier..
(CNN) -- Two U.S. fighter jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, a Navy official told CNN on Friday.
Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific, the Navy said earlier.
"Initial reports indicate the two jets collided," the Navy official said.
One pilot was rescued and is in fair condition while being treated aboard the aircraft carrier. There was a search under way for the other pilot, the Navy said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Navy said. The jets have not been recovered.
originally posted by: AllSourceIntel
a reply to: 727Sky
What do you mean feet wet, do you mean crashing into the ocean?
Military speak for feet wet means any aircraft flying over water.
It was used a lot during Vietnam by carrier pilots. I'm not sure where it started, but they'd call Feet Dry when they went over land, and Feet Wet on the way back out. It's just a shorter way of saying you were over land or water during the mission. Keep your comms short so they're harder to intercept.