CBS News November 12, 2018, 1:23 AM U.S. Navy F/A 18 fighter jet crashes into Philippine Sea; both pilots safe

Sailor signals FA-18 Hornet fighter jet to take off during routine training aboard U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in South China Sea in April 2018

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed into the Philippine Sea Monday but both pilots ejected and were immediately picked up by search and rescue aircraft from the USS Ronald Reagan, the 7th Fleet said in a statement.

The Navy said they're in good condition.

The jet experienced mechanical issues during routine operations, the Navy said, adding that an investigation was underway.

The jet was part of the Carrier Air Wing 5, which operates off the Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier.