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Navy: Sailor Died in Mishap on Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck

A U.S. Navy sailor has died in what's being described as a "mishap" on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.

The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that the death occurred Monday afternoon on the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier. Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a Navy spokesman, said the incident occurred while the ship was out to sea. The cause of the mishap remains under investigation.

Hecht said the death wasn't related to weather. No other sailors were hurt.

The Navy didn't immediately release the sailor's identity. Department of Defense policy precludes the release of such details until 24 hours after the family has been notified.

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