Army confirms authenticity of video clip exhibiting the second an F-35C Lightning II stealth airplane crash-landed
A video has surfaced on-line exhibiting one of the vital superior US fighter jets, the F-35C Lightning II, crashing into the deck of an plane service within the South China Sea. The footage, together with a photograph exhibiting the wreckage of the plane floating within the sea, was confirmed to be genuine by the US Navy in an announcement to CNN.
The F-35C fighter jet may very well be seen approaching the deck of USS ‘Carl Vinson’ from afar within the video, which was recorded on board the service. A loud bang may very well be heard, and a plume of white smoke begins to look earlier than the clip cuts off.
Somebody has now leaked video of the accident for F-35C Lightning II of #USNavy‘s VFA-147 Argonauts a couple of days in the past. As a consequence of pilot’s mistake, the plane landed early on USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Plane Provider and slipped into sea with severed touchdown gears! https://t.co/UXPObZR8P3pic.twitter.com/bZhf88Wq50
— Babak Taghvaee – Μπάπακ Τακβαίε – بابک تقوایی (@BabakTaghvaee) January 28, 2022
The wreckage of the airplane drifting within the waters of the South China Sea was captured in a photograph, which was additionally leaked on-line.
Chatting with CNN, the US Navy confirmed the authenticity of the footage.
“The ship has assessed that the video and photograph coated by media in the present day have been taken onboard USS ‘Carl Vinson’… throughout the crash,” Cmdr. Hayley Sims advised the outlet on Friday.
The spokesperson famous that the investigation into what led to the crash remains to be underway, together with efforts to recuperate the wreckage, which is now on the backside of the South China Sea – a disputed waterway which is claimed nearly in its entirety by China.
There have been experiences within the US media that Washington is racing to recuperate the $100 million plane, fearing that it might be salvaged and subsequently claimed by Beijing. Nevertheless, China’s Overseas Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday that Beijing has “no real interest in their plane,” whereas urging Washington “to do issues which can be conducive to regional peace and stability, quite than flex muscle groups within the area.”
The incident happened on Monday throughout a navy drill involving a number of carriers. Seven US Navy personnel, together with the pilot, who ejected throughout the crash, have been injured. Three sailors have been airlifted to obtain medical remedy within the Philippines.
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