Published footage of the crash of a British F-35 from an aircraft carrier

A video of the moment of the crash of the British F-35B fighter-bomber during takeoff from the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth of the British Navy has appeared on the Web. Interesting details shed light on what happened on November 17 in international (neutral) waters in the eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt.

The published footage shows that there was no external influence on the plane. The disaster happened either because of technical malfunctions of a combat aircraft, or there was a human factor (errors in piloting or preparing an aircraft for takeoff, possibly a superposition of two options together). The most likely cause could be an unremoved plug in the aircraft engine.

One gets the feeling that the pilot realized that something abnormal was happening and tried to stop the takeoff. But it was already too late - the ship's deck was over, and the pilot pulled the catapult lever, realizing the inevitability of a disaster. The plane crashed into the water.

The footage shows that an object is falling onto the deck of the ship. This is one of the details of the plane, although some experts have suggested that this is a pilot, and an accident happened to him. But everything is in order with the pilot, as the British military previously stated. The catapult worked normally, the pilot splashed down by parachute and was taken aboard the ship.

Now the British military will try to lift the plane from the seabed. He will never fly again. It's just that the British do not want the plane to be raised by any other country and the secrets of the F-35 were revealed.

The F-35B is a short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighter-bomber. These aircraft can also be used on helicopter carriers and universal amphibious assault ships with a flight deck. Currently, after the incident, the HMS Queen Elizabeth air wing consists of 7 British F-35Bs and 10 similar aircraft from the United States Marine Corps.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 30 November 2021 11: 08
    in the parking lot in the early days I was just stupid
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 30 November 2021 11: 12
    The pilot survived and that's okay.
    Will the REGIM CRUISTS gloat or can they only spit bile about "Kuznetsov"?
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 30 November 2021 15: 10
      Well, Putin has nothing to do with it, they dispersed to discuss the power of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  3. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 30 November 2021 15: 46
    A common practice when running in new equipment
  4. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 30 November 2021 15: 55
    Good news. There would be more of such a positive.
  5. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 2 December 2021 09: 46
    With the first initiative, comrades! Keep it up !
  6. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 2 December 2021 17: 52
    Interestingly, the staff members have a semblance of GLITS, or any new hand-made article is instantly advertised and sold into the * trading network "without scientific and technical substantiation?
  7. Solomon Offline Solomon
    Solomon (alexey salomon) 21 December 2021 19: 14
    "combat flying machine" or lethal ?!
  8. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
    Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) 31 January 2022 18: 06
    The Americans have not yet begun to fight with Russia, but they are already suffering losses