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While attempting to land on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea earlier this month, an E-2D Hawkeye propeller aircraft struck two F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and sent debris flying into two other F/A-18s on the flight deck, according to the Naval Safety Center.
The Navy has identified the missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, who was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, with Carrier Air Wing 7.
Search and rescue efforts have ended without locating a sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, who was reported overboard on Wednesday, Navy officials have announced.
Search and rescue efforts are underway for a sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, who was reported overboard Wednesday in the Arabian Sea, Navy officials have announced.
The Lincoln along with the cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, the Spanish frigate Méndez Núñez and the Pakistani ship PSN Aslat are looking for the sailor, who has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, a 5th Fleet news release says.
The Navy is withholding the sailor's name per the service's policy.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
The U.S. Navy carrier strike group and U.S. Air Force bombers deployed to the Middle East to counter Iran conducted simulated strike drills near Iran this weekend as tensions between Washington and Tehran remain high.
The U.S. began deploying numerous troops and military assets to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility last month in response to intelligence indicating that Iran was plotting attacks on U.S. interests in the region.