Dangerous take-off from an aircraft carrier: US Air Force nearly lost another F-35

A couple of videos appeared on one of the social networks, which show how an American F-35C fighter taking off from the deck of an aircraft carrier nearly fell into the water.

The first video shows how an invisible plane, taking off at low speed from the deck of an aircraft carrier and barely rising, “falls” down to the water. However, then the fighter is still gaining altitude. Another video, shot from a video camera mounted below the deck, demonstrates how the F-35C, trying to take off, almost touches the surface of the sea with a motor nozzle. There is a feeling that the plane is about to crash into the water.

According to The Drive, the pilots carried out training flights, during which they checked the possibility of take-off with the minimum power of the catapult to launch. However, such experiments can lead to tragedy.

This is not the first time that the U.S. Air Force has nearly lost its F-35 stealth fighter. So, according to American media reports, on May 19 at the Eglin base in Florida, the F-35A Lightning II fighter crashed during a planned flight. The plane crashed while landing at the airfield. The pilot ejected, no casualties or destruction.

May 15 at the same base fell another fighter of the fifth generation of the US Air Force - F-22.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 May 2020 14: 55
    Experts "from social networks" clearly confused the horizon line in the photo with an arrow and real water (flat-earthers, I suppose?)
    And at one time there was a bunch of videos, how they take off from "flat" aircraft carriers on their own - just like that, "with a failure."

    And because on the water there is not even a trace of a close !!! gas jet, then everything is clear with these experts. Give the wish for .......
    1. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 27 May 2020 16: 13
      Listen, expert, write down your glasses and watch the video again.
      1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 May 2020 11: 16
        Ah, some will do.
        A trace on the water appears, only like an airplane, sharply lifted its nose, already at a considerable height ... and then far from the airplane ...
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 27 May 2020 15: 05
    Absolutely normal takeoff. They do not know from which finger to suck the "sensation". There is always failure. Everything is based on subjective feelings.
  3. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 27 May 2020 15: 37
    Dear Reporter journalists, please do not turn the publication into a news dump like mail.ru or rambler.ru. The news is in fact about nothing. An ordinary working day of the US military, which is difficult to pass off as news, is very difficult.
    1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
      bobba94 (Vladimir) 27 May 2020 18: 04
      I am not an aviation specialist, therefore I will not draw any conclusions on the topic. But as regards Rambler, I will say that I completely agree with the opinion of A 76. I would have said more about Rama, but they will definitely be banned.
    2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 27 May 2020 19: 03
      Quote: Artyom76
      Dear Reporter journalists, please do not turn the publication into a news dump

      Only "gazpromfsyo", only "rashkonets" !!! No other messages are news !!!
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 May 2020 19: 49
    Takeoff is really problematic. Apparently, the speed was not enough. Similar cases were with us, and the Americans. Well done pilot, the plane pulled out.
    A typical take-off looks like this:

    Sad is the fate of citizens, whose role does not allow doubting the infallibility of the "light-faced" and forced to deny the obvious.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 29 May 2020 11: 30
      Takeoff is really problematic. Seems to be, not enough speed.

      does not allow to doubt the infallibility of the "light-faced" and forced to deny the obvious.

      According to the leadership of the US Navy, these were tests of the catapult at the minimum power at which the plane can take off from the deck. It is quite logical that "the speed was not enough", this is the essence of the test.