US navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea, both pilots rescued

File photo of a F/A-18 fighter jet. The fighter jet crashed in the Philippine Sea after experiencing mechanical trouble during routine operations.
PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO - A US F/A 18 fighter jet crashed in the Philippine Sea on Monday (Nov 12) 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.

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