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Navy sailor struck by a propeller, which was slain on the carrier flight deck, officials say

The Navy said Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak, a 21-year-old from New Jersey, died Monday after he was struck by a plane propeller on board the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier in the sea.

(U. S. Navy via AP, File)

A sailor who died on board an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean during the routine of the flight in the cockpit was struck by the rotating propeller of an airplane, the U.S. Navy said.

The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that the Student-Pilot Joseph Min Naglak had a secure E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck.

Naglak ‘ s death occurred Monday onboard the USS George H. W. Bush in the Atlantic ocean. The aircraft carrier was intended to go to sea for training, along with 30 other warships, and Hurricane Florence moved the date a few days earlier.

The Navy said that the incident remained under investigation.

Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had a secure E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck; Naglak ‘ s death occurred Monday onboard the USS George H. W. Bush (photo) while in the Atlantic Ocean.

(U. S. Navy, File)

“The loss of a shipmate is a heartbreaking experience for a crew of a navy ship,” said Cmdr. Dave Hecht, spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic, including Navy Times, reported. “Those who were on board the USS George H. W. Bush will mourn Naglak along and remember him always for his dedicated service and sacrifice for our nation.”

The 21-year-old enlisted in the Navy in his home in the state of New Jersey in April 2017.

Four months later he had completed his training in Pensacola, Florida, and of the ship.

The ship remains on the sea, and the flight resumed.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor related geopolitical, military, crime, technology, and sports for FoxNews.com. His e-mail is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

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