This was just on the news here. An F/A-18 from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) crashed at sea today, about 400km south-east of Brisbane. The aircraft was on a training exercise, and experienced difficulties landing, according to a spokesman from the ship. The pilot eventually ejected, and the aircraft was lost. Thankfully, the pilot was uninjured, and rescued by helicopter.
I haven't been able to track down any new items about this online yet, but if I come across any, I'll post them here.
Good to hear the pilot got out safely - it must be rather frightening having to eject at sea.
[Edited 2006-01-29 09:07:46]