British F-35 crashed due to unremoved plug in the engine


On November 17, a British F-35 fighter-bomber crashed in the Mediterranean during takeoff from the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth. The pilot of the flying machine was ejected and was taken aboard the ship without damage.


According to the main version of what happened, the cause of the fall of the F-35 into the sea was an unremoved plug in the aircraft engine, which was sucked inside. Covers and plugs are usually removed equipment before departure, and, as a rule, they scrupulously do their job. Something went wrong this time. After the crash of the fighter-bomber, sailors on the aircraft carrier saw an F-35 engine plug in the water.

According to the British military, the cause of the incident was not any actions of hostile forces, the fault is the human factor and negligence in handling military equipment.

At present, the British, with the assistance of their American colleagues, are solving the issue of raising a sunken combat aircraft worth 134 million dollars from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The depth of the sea at the site of the disaster is about 1,5 thousand meters. According to the Daily Mail newspaper, the secret search operation is going to involve mini-submarines and deep-sea vehicles.
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  1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 24 November 2021 16: 47
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    ... a $ 134 million drowned warplane ...

    - The sloven technician will be deducted from the salary ... lol
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 24 November 2021 21: 24
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      The sloven tech will be deducted from the salary.

      Pulled up on a yard and the found chopik will be inserted yes
  2. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 24 November 2021 17: 05
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    I sympathize, but the plug needs to be removed. And how to fly with an uncleaned plug? A poor quality flight is obtained with this plug, which is not removed. Remove and once again remove to hell with this petty-bourgeois plug.
  3. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
    Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 24 November 2021 22: 30
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    Who are they loading.
    This prodigy has TWO small air intakes and one powerful vertical fan motor. He consumes air as if not into himself.

    Do you believe that he could take off at all with one unremoved plug? It would not have taken off with one plug at all, there would not be enough air for the takeoff afterburner.

    This is not a guano plane; the technician did not remove the plug.
  4. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 25 November 2021 01: 54
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    "Beast mode" turned on, and that's crashed.
  5. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 25 November 2021 03: 05
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    If the plug was sucked into the engine, how could sailors see it in the water several kilometers away?
  6. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 25 November 2021 04: 31
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    Quote: Old Skeptic
    Who are they loading.
    This prodigy has TWO small air intakes and one powerful vertical fan motor. He consumes air as if not into himself.

    Do you believe that he could take off at all with one unremoved plug? It would not have taken off with one plug at all, there would not be enough air for the takeoff afterburner.

    - This would be true for options A and C, but not B! smile There, on takeoff, with the upper fan hatch raised, one more double-leaf hatch opens from above - and then the air is beyond measure. But when after takeoff there is a transition to the normal flight mode - the upper hatch closes - and tady oh! lol Then he goes into the same hypostasis as A and C. And then the engine can choke ...


    1. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 25 November 2021 12: 57
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      He will choke anyway.
      The fan operates in a draft and does not provide additional suction into the engine.
      When crossing the horizon, he will flop onto the deck.
      Lizochka does not have a catapult, only a springboard, which means they take off with the afterburner.
      Do you believe you can take off in afterburner with one air intake?
      And what kind of advanced sensors does he have that did not notice the lack of air at the inlet to the engine?
  7. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 25 November 2021 06: 30
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    - Actually, it is difficult to imagine that the pilot, who is supposed to run around and inspect the plane, even when leaving on alarm, might not notice the plug sticking out in the air intake (at night, the inspection is carried out with a flashlight). Pre-flight inspection of an aircraft (any) is mandatory for everyone and always, there are no exceptions ...

    1. Kim Rum Eun Offline Kim Rum Eun
      Kim Rum Eun (Kim Rum Yn) 25 November 2021 07: 50
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      - Actually, it's hard to imagine that a pilot who is supposed to run around and inspect the plane even during an alarm, could not notice the plug sticking out in the air intake

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  8. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 25 November 2021 10: 13
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    Cases of slovenliness inevitable in the army, aviation and navy ...
  9. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 25 November 2021 16: 17
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    Quote: Old Skeptic
    He will choke anyway.
    The fan operates in a draft and does not provide additional suction into the engine.

    - I brought the scheme - is it really "out of sight" for you? And what does the fan have to do with it? This question does not concern the fan!


    When crossing the horizon, he will flop onto the deck.

    - What deck ?? He closes the fan hatch and the air recharge hatch a few hundred meters after takeoff.... The deck is long behind.

    Lizochka does not have a catapult, only a springboard, which means they take off with the afterburner.

    - Undoubtedly - and always. That's why the afterburner exists. Believe it or not: afterburner and sit vertically! laughing lol

    Do you believe you can take off in afterburner with one air intake?

    - Of course. With the top hatch open (which has nothing to do with the fan hatch). Read here and watch until full enlightenment:
    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-large-rectangular-opening-right-behind-the-main-circular-lift-fan-opening-on-the-US-Marine-Corps-F-35-vertical-landing-stealth-fighter



    And what kind of advanced sensors does he have that did not notice the lack of air at the inlet to the engine?

    - I think that such sensors simply do not exist. As unnecessary. While the top hatch is open plus one air vent is free, no sensor will detect that some fool forgot to remove the second plug...
  10. Solomon Offline Solomon
    Solomon (alexey salomon) 21 December 2021 19: 20
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    ".. flying machine, ..". Flying machine