The UK Defense Ministry has said that the Royal Air Force (RAF) F-35B Joint Strike 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 locate 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 in the Mediterranean on November 17, 2021 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 was carrying a safety cover and that the plane had not reached enough speed to take off, but this had 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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