- A new video reportedly shows the second a F-35 British fighter jet crashed into the sea.
- The plane fails to speed up up the ramp and take off, right away slipping off of the ramp.
- The pilot activates his parachute, and in accordance to the British isles Ministry of Defence, was rescued afterwards.
A new video clip posted to Twitter purports to demonstrate the F-35 British fighter jet crashing into the h2o in the course of takeoff as its pilot ejects, in accordance to the BBC.
The jet, which was docked on the HMS Queen Elizabeth plane carrier, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on November 17, 2021, all-around 10 a.m. GMT, and it was a person the to start with time the Uk has misplaced a single of its 24 F-35 warplanes, in accordance to the report.
The video clip, posted by Twitter user @sebh1981, demonstrates a recording of what seems to be safety footage of the crash.
The person claimed to Insider to have sourced the video from a Royal Navy WhatsApp group, and mentioned that the primary footage is from the ship’s visual surveillance system. Insider could not quickly verify the authenticity of the video or the veracity of the promises.
“We are aware of a movie circulating on the internet,” the Ministry of Defence advised PA Media journalist Henry Jones. “It is as well soon to remark on the probable brings about of this incident.”
The MoD ongoing, “The recovery endeavours are ongoing and the Defence Incident Investigation Branch will report back again their preliminary results in thanks class.”
Neither the MoD nor the Royal Navy immediately responded to Insider’s ask for for comment.
—Seb H (@sebh1981) November 29, 2021
The video exhibits the airplane getting rid of pace as it climbs the runway, so significantly so that it straight away drops rather of taking off. The pilot’s parachute is obvious as he ejects, and smoke billows all around the ramp and sea.
The BBC’s report added that the MoD verified that the pilot survived and was rescued. The MoD also instructed the BBC that an investigation was still underway as crews are nonetheless attempting to get better pieces of the higher-technologies, sensitive elements of the airplane.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace also told the BBC that the F-35 fell shortly soon after having off from the aircraft provider and that operational and schooling flights have continued on the vessel inspite of the incident.