Apr 15, 2011 — Just over two weeks ago an engine on a U.S. Marine F/A-18C Hornet caught fire as the jet was preparing to launch from an aircraft carrier off the coast of Southern California. Eleven sailors were injured in that incident. Now a second F/A-18C Hornet has suffered a similar event. This time on a carrier in the Arabian Sea. On Monday (4/11), a F/A-18C Hornet was landing on the carrier USS Carl Vinson when one of the jet's engines caught fire.