Sailor aboard USS Carl Vinson injured on flight deck

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SAN DIEGO – A sailor aboard a San Diego-based aircraft carrier was receiving treatment at a local hospital Saturday after he was injured by an aircraft on the vessel’s flight deck.

The sailor, who was aboard the USS Carl Vinson, was injured around 6:30 p.m. Friday when he was struck by an aircraft that was being towed on the flight deck, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. He was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla with non-life-threatening injuries, the Navy said.

He was in stable condition Saturday.

The Carl Vinson is off the coast of Southern California conducting a sustainment training exercise, the Navy said. An investigation into the incident is underway.