A tragic accident occurred on the USS George H.W. Bush, claiming a sailor’s life on Monday.
An incident on board deemed a “mishap” occurred around 4:45 p.m. Monday on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. One sailor was killed in the incident and no other injuries were reported, U.S. Naval Institute News reported.
The Navy is reportedly investigating the incident.
A spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic, Dave Hecht, told Pilot Online that pilots were performing carrier qualifications on Monday. The qualifications included the launch and landing of aircraft on the aircraft carrier. more