A sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean during routine flight operations on the flight deck was struck by the turning propeller of a plane, the U.S. Navy said.
The Navy said in a statement that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. His death occurred Monday aboard the USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic. The aircraft carrier was supposed to go to sea for training along with 30 other warships, and Hurricane Florence moved up the date a few days earlier.
The Navy said the incident remained under investigation.