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AUSTRALIAN F/A-18 SUPER HORNET FAILS TO TAKE OFF | PILOTS EJECT

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A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet hit the runway during an aborted take-off at the Amberley RAAF Base outside Brisbane, Australia.

Local sources stated to Australian media that, the two pilots have been forced to eject after a F/A-18F Super Hornet suffered an engine failure and takeoff was aborted.

The official press release of the Australian Defense Department said that both pilots are safe no other personnel were involved in the incident.

“Defence can confirm that an incident involving an Air Force aircraft has occurred at RAAF Base Amberley,” the Defense Department said in a statement.
“The aircrew of that aircraft are safe and no other personnel were involved in the incident. Defence’s first priority is the safety of personnel at RAAF Base Amberley. Defence will provide more information once the immediate actions associated with the incident are completed.”

“The cause of the incident is not known at this time and will be subject to investigation.” the Australian defense department said in its announcement.

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