$100m F-35 Fighter Jet Crashed By U.S Female Pilot On Her First Flight Recovered From China Sea
U.S. Navy retrieves the $100 million F-35C stealth fighter jet from the depths of the South China Sea.
The aircraft ended up at the bottom of the Sea following a landing problem on the USS Carl Vinson.
It became known after the crash that the world’s first female F-35 pilot was behind the cockpit.
Sources said the unsuccessful attempt was her first flight from the deck of a real warship and aircraft carrier.
The U.S. Navy has retrieved the F-35C stealth fighter jet that was lost during a landing accident aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) earlier this year.
The aircraft, the newest and the most advanced in the US force, ended up at the bottom of the South China Sea, following a landing problem on the aircraft carrier.
A major operation was launched to recover the $100m (£74m) F-35C Jet from a depth of around 12,400 feet below the South China Sea, a region that has been a source of rising US-China tensions in recent years.
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F-35 Fighter Jet
The U.S Navy says the wreck of the jet will now be taken to “a nearby military installation to aid in the ongoing investigation and evaluated for potential transport to the United States.”
It became known after the crash that the world’s first female F-35 pilot was behind the cockpit of the US Navy’s fifth generation fighter.
According to sources, the unsuccessful attempt was her first flight from the deck of an aircraft carrier.
Despite the fact that the unnamed pilot had completed a full course of training and successfully completed the take-off and landing training program on the deck of an aircraft carrier, the source noted that the flight was the first from the deck of a real warship.
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