CORONADO, Calif. — A sailor died while onboard the USS Nimitz in Coronado Saturday morning, officials said.
The 21-year-old sailor fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators, which was in the down position Friday night. He died Saturday morning from injuries suffered in the fall.
The accident was under investigation, officials with the U.S. Naval Air Forces said.
The identity of the sailor and further details regarding the fall were not immediately available pending notification of the victim’s family.
A sailor from USS Nimitz passed away early this morning from injuries sustained in an accident aboard ship last night. The sailor fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators in a down position. The accident is under investigation.
— flynavy (@flynavy) September 28, 2019
The USS Nimitz is the Navy’s oldest active aircraft carrier. Its homeport is in Washington state.