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NEWS | July 10, 2022

F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to USS Harry S. Truman blown overboard due to unexpected heavy weather

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs

On July 8, 2022, an F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), blew overboard due to unexpected heavy weather in the Mediterranean Sea. The carrier was conducting a replenishment-at-sea, which was safely terminated through established procedures.

All personnel aboard the ship are accounted for.

One Sailor received minor injuries while conducting operations during the unexpected heavy weather. The Sailor is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

USS Harry S. Truman and embarked aircraft remain full mission capable.

Details and the cause of the incident are under investigation.

For questions related to this release, contact U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs at CNE-C6FPAO@eu.navy.mil.