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F-35C jet makes first landing on aircraft carrier

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Aviation history was made off the San Diego coast as a test F-35C fighter jet made its first landing on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.

According to the Navy, the "arrested landing" is part of the initial at-sea development testing for the F-35C. Monday afternoon's landing was the first of three planned test phases.

The Navy is hoping to add the F-35C to its fleet by 2018.

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