An F35 aircraft from a British aircraft carrier crashed on November 17 in the Mediterranean Sea. The pilot of the aircraft was safely ejected and returned to HMS Queen Elizabeth.
In a broadcast video you can see the moment in which the plane It leaves the track of the aircraft carrier and falls into the sea.
According to information released by British media, the pilot’s parachute was hung on one of the edges of the aircraft carrier after his parachute got stuck.
The pilot was helped by a helicopter and suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident.
“We are aware of a video circulating on the internet. It is too early to comment on the possible causes of this incident.”Declared the British authorities.
“Recovery efforts are ongoing and the Defense Accident Investigation Division will report its preliminary findings in due course, ”they added.
According to research, The accident could have occurred because one of the covers was not removed from the plane to protect it from the rain when it is parked on the runway.
Apparently, the rain cover was sucked into the fighter plane’s powerful engine, causing it to have difficulty reaching the power and speed it needed to take off.
An official investigation was opened for the fact. The ministry declined to provide further details.
The F35s, estimated to be worth around 100 million pounds ($ 135 million) each, are aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth of 3 billion pounds (More than 4 billion dollars).
The ship’s jets previously participated in attacks on remnants of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
The aircraft carrier has been on its first operational deployment in the last six months, visiting 40 countries, including India, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
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