UK Defense Ministry says it has recovered F-35B wreckage that fell into the sea; The military was arrested for releasing a video of the crash

UK Defense Ministry says it has recovered F-35B wreckage that fell into the sea;  The military was arrested for releasing a video of the crash

The UK Defense Ministry says the Royal Air Force (RAF) F-35B Joint Strike Fighter fighter jet crashed shortly after takeoff from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS. Queen Elizabeth They were rescued last month.

A statement from the Defense Ministry said, “Operations to recover the UK’s F-35 in the Mediterranean have been successfully completed and” there is no risk or compromise on sensitive aircraft equipment. ” The sun. The release said it would take two weeks to find the plane under the sea and another week to successfully bring it to the surface.

Squadron number of the Royal Air Force (RAF) F-35B. 617, “Dumpsters”, sank on November 17, 2021, in the Mediterranean Sea for unknown reasons. The pilot was ejected and rescued safely.

An earlier report had said that the pilot had tried to stop the plane after it became clear that the plane’s engine had absorbed the safety cover and that the plane had not reached sufficient speed to take off, but this has not yet been confirmed. .

Credible evidence, which did not want to be identified, said an Army soldier had been arrested in connection with the F-35B being ejected by the pilot and leaked footage showing the plane crashing.

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