U.S. Navy Jet Crashes on Aircraft Carrier During Drills in South China Sea

A fighter pilot ejected safely from an aircraft on Monday after the jet crashed while returning to a carrier in the South China Sea

Seven sailors on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson were injured during the "landing mishap,"

According to the Pearl Harbor-based U.S. Pacific Fleet

Three of them required medical evacuation to Manila

All, including the pilot of the F-35C Lightning II, were in stable condition, it said

The accident happened as the carrier was "conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea