A ALL OF US F-18 fighter jet suffering a good engine problem crash landed Sunday at Bahrain International Airport plus its pilot ejected from the particular aircraft after it ran away from the runway, authorities said. Â
The pilot escaped unharmed.
The accident disrupted flights to and through the island nation off the particular coast of Saudi Arabia which is home towards the US Navy’s fifth Fleet.
A F-18 fighter plane belonging to the US army crash landed in Bahrain Sunday (pictured)
The pilot handled to eject to safety following the plane’s engine malfunctioned
Â Images on social media marketing showed the grey fighter jet’s nose tipped into the air flow but largely intact after exactly what the Navy described as a good ‘uncontrollable’ landing.
The F-18 required off from the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier now within the Persian Gulf, said Cmdr. Expenses Urban, a fleet spokesman. Â
While in flight, the plane experienced an engine malfunction, forcing the particular pilot to divert, Urban stated.
The pilot initially tried in order to land at Sheikh Isa Surroundings Base in Bahrain, but rather had to divert towards the island’s commercial airport, Urban said.
‘Due to the malfunction, the plane could not be stopped upon the runway and the initial ejected from the aircraft because it departed the runway, inch the commander said in the statement.
The army fighter jet managed to accident land at Bahrain International Airport
Naval officials began an investigation directly into the crash and were attempting to help the airport curriculum vitae operations, Urban said. Â
Bahrain’s Transport and Telecommunications Ministry called the particular crash landing a ‘minor incident’ inside a statement and said plane tickets resumed at the airport various hours later.
Bahrain hosts eight, 000 U. S. troops, mainly sailors attached to a massive based called the Naval Assistance