Pilot aboard USS Carl Vinson being assessed after ejecting from aircraft

Posted at 7:27 AM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 10:36:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A pilot aboard the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is being assessed by medics after ejecting from their plane overseas.

The pilot ejected from their F/A-18E aircraft during a routine flight operation in the Celebes Sea, located between Indonesia and Philippines, according to Naval public affairs officer Commander Ryan Perry.

Upon the plane's final approach, the pilot ejected for unknown reasons. The incident is currently under investigation, Commander Perry said in a release.

The pilot was recovered by a helicopter assigned to the aircraft carrier and they're currently being assessed by medical personnel aboard the ship. There are no apparent injuries, the Navy said.