Pilots Eject from Australian F/A-18 Super Hornet Abandoning Take-off

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Pilots Eject from Australian F/A-18 Super Hornet Abandoning Take-off
F/A-18F Super Hornet

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 Super Hornet veered off runway forcing two pilots to eject to safety.

The incident occurred at RAAF Base Amberley located in Queensland.

A witness filmed a pilot and co-pilot parachuting back to the ground after abandoning the aircraft, which then crashed its nose onto the ground.

Australian media reported that both pilots are safe.

"The aircrew of that aircraft are safe and no other personnel were involved in the incident," a Defence spokeswoman said in a statement on Tuesday.

Footage obtained by Nine News from about 2.30pm showed the crew landing in their parachutes and the jet with its cockpit jettisoned.

The Australian Air Force had 24 F/A-18F Super Hornets that are planned to be replaced until the full introduction of the F-35A Lightning II.

Pilots Eject from Australian F/A-18 Super Hornet Abandoning Take-off
Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet
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