Photos and videos of the F-35 crashed in the South China Sea this week have been posted online.
According to the US Navy, the photos and videos were taken by someone on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.
The Navy said the image was taken “during the crash.”
On Friday, the U.S. Navy released photos and videos on social media this week about the F-35C, one of the most advanced fighters floating in the South China Sea after it crashed on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. I confirmed that I showed it from the carrier.
“The ship evaluated the USS Carl Vinson as having the videos and photos reported in the media today,” Cmdr said. Haley Sims, a spokesman for the Seventh Fleet, said Friday. According to The Sims, the images from the aircraft carrier were taken “at the time of the crash.”
First reported by CNN Confirmation of the authenticity of the image by the Navy.
The picture of the incident is First appeared on Reddit on Thursday It shows the F-35 floating on the surface of the water with the cockpit canopy open. The Navy told insiders in a previous statement that it could not confirm the authenticity of this photo, but it has changed since then.
Video released on Friday Shows the F-35 approaching the aircraft carrier, But it is blocked before the jet crash landing.
A Pacific Fleet spokesman told insiders that the Navy determined that the photo was taken from Carl Vinson, but it is unclear if it was manipulated in any way.
The U.S. Navy experienced a “landing accident” on Monday afternoon during normal flight operations in the South China Sea, when the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, a Navy variant specially designed and manufactured for aircraft carrier operations, experienced a “landing accident.” It was revealed that the pilot had been evacuated.
Seven sailors on an aircraft carrier were injured in a jet plane damage to the flight deck. Only superficially, Currently waiting for recovery work before it crashes into the South China Sea.
The Navy told insiders this week that it is working on a recovery plan for fifth-generation fighters. Experts and analysts said China might try to get it If the United States couldn’t get it back.
“This is our most sophisticated aircraft,” Mark Kansian, senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ International Security Program, told the Navy Times, “The enemy wants to get it.” All kinds of electronic devices you think are installed. Hold. “
“We need to make sure they don’t,” he added.
In response to these particular concerns, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Said on thursday “I’m not interested in their aircraft.”
The Navy said in a recent statement that “the investigation into the case is underway,” but it is unclear whether it referred to the accident alone or the image leak.
This week’s incident follows another incident in November 2021 in which a British pilot flew the F-35B, a variant of short-range takeoff / vertical landing. Had to be ejected from the aircraft during takeoff Meanwhile, the Royal Navy’s flagship carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, conducted a flight operation in the Mediterranean Sea.
The The accident aircraft that slipped from the flight deck into the sea It was withdrawn from the sea in December amid reports of concerns that Russians may be trying to get the plane back.
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