USS Dwight D. Eisenhower resumes flight operations following mishap that injured 8 Sailors

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 17:36:13-04

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) - The U.S. Navy says flight operations have resumed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following a mishap that injured eight Sailors.

The Norfolk-based aircraft carrier was about 100 miles off the coast on Friday, March 18th when one of the ship's arresting gear cables parted during an attempted landing by an E-2C "Hawkeye" aircraft.

Eight Sailors aboard USS Dwight Eisenhower injured

Four of the injured Sailors were flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where two had been released as of Monday afternoon.

Another two Sailors were taken to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center where one remains hospitalized, while the other has been treated and released.

The final two injured Sailors remained aboard the IKE and were treated in the ship's medical department. One has been released to limited duty, while the other is receiving out-patient care at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.

Public Affairs Staff for Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic tell NewsChannel 3 that the Sailors who remain hospitalized are "resting comfortably."

Flight operations on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower resumed Sunday, March 20th.

An aircraft mishap board has embarked on the shop and is investigating what went wrong.

The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group has now resumed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for deployment this summer.