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US F-18 jet crashes near Philippines while trying to land on aircraft carrier

US F-18 jet crashes near Philippines while trying to land on aircraft carrier

A US F/A-18E  fighter jet has crashed into the Celebes Sea, south of Philippines when attempting to land on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

The pilot safely ejected prior to the crash and is said not to have any injuries.

Donald Trump described the armada which the USS Carl Vinson leads as a demonstration of resolve against an alleged North Korean threat.

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