With a flight deck area of 4.5 acres, the carrier can hold more than 60 aircraft.
With a flight deck area of 4.5 acres, the carrier can hold more than 60 aircraft. Photo by Chris Stone

A sailor was pronounced dead Sunday on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, docked at Naval Air Station North Island, Navy officials said.

Navy Region Southwest Federal firefighters responded to the scene in Coronado and made the determination about the sailor, said Lt. Cmdr. Christina Gibson, public affairs officer for the carrier.

“The Navy is investigating the circumstances of the death and there are no indications of suicide or foul play,” Gibson said.

“In accordance with Department of Defense policy, the identity of the sailor will not be released until 24 hours after the primary next of kin have been notified,” Gibson added.

– City News Service



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