November 12, 2018 / 5:47 AM / a month ago

U.S. navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea, both pilots rescued

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. F/A 18 fighter jet crashed in the Philippine Sea on Monday after experiencing mechanical trouble during routine operations, the Navy said in a statement.

Both pilots were immediately rescued and are in good condition, it said, adding that the crash was being investigated.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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