British F-35 crashed into sea after failing to take off, leaked video suggests

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Leaked footage shows a £100 million British warplane crashed into the sea during a take-off attempt and may have collided with part of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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This 16-second video, which surfaced on social media and which could not be confirmed Granthshala, shows the F-35 stealth jet slowly ramping up before exiting the frame as the pilot exits to safety.

Reports suggest that foreign object debris such as plastic rain covers may have been sucked into the aircraft’s engine, causing it to fail.


“Given how close the plane is to the bow, and the speed of the ship at launch, the probability of hitting the ship’s bow (under the water line) will be quite high,” said Commander Tom Sharp, a former Royal Navy officer. told Sky News.

“The steel of the battleship is not that thick, despite the weight discrepancy between the two, I want the compartments near the bow to be checked immediately … I then want the hull to dive at the first opportunity, just to be sure “

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An investigation was launched into the November 17 incident in which the pilot, part of the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth, was found to be safe and has since been returned to the ship.

The “fifth generation” F-35 is one of the world’s most expensive airborne weapons platforms; The UK has signed a nine billion pound deal to buy 28 aircraft by 2025.

The cost of the aircraft, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, continued to rise during the manufacturing process, leading to severe criticism from former US President Donald Trump.

In addition, the Pentagon acknowledged that 275 different flaws were found in the attack system, revealing a long list of problems. The US Marine Corps suspended operations on its version of the aircraft after a computer malfunction, as used by the UK.


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