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Video reveals moment $100m US F-35 stealth
fighter CRASHED into aircraft carrier
USS Carl Vinson and photo shows jet in
South China Sea after pilot ejected: US
in race with China to recover it from seabed

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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/28/2022 3:46:04 PM

Video and a photo taken aboard the USS Carl Vinson captured the moment a $100 million US Navy F-35 stealth fighter jet crashed into the South China Sea on Monday after a 'landing mishap.' The leaked video, which circulated on social media and was confirmed to be taken aboard the Navy carrier during the crash, shows the jet approaching the ship when the screen fills with smoke and the violent sound of the engine can be heard just before the video cuts out, Newsweek reported.(Snip)A spokesperson for the US Navy's 7th Fleet told CNN that the video and image of the crash were real and that the incident


Someone just happened to be filming that particular routine landing on their cell phone. Was an unqualified pilot (maybe even a transgender?) making their very first carrier landing, so someone filmed it for posterity? We'll never know.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 1/28/2022 4:09:16 PM (No. 1054059)
Two videos in the article. One is a flyby or go-around from a fouled deck, the guy was never really in the groove to land. The other is a ski-jump type of carrier, which the US has NONE. Probably an Brit carrier accident, and that would be a STOVL version, the F-35B that our USMC uses, not the USN version which is QUITE different. Like no vertical land capability (no lift fan) and a 40% larger wing area on the USN F-35C versions. As usual....DM has a salad of semi-facts and incompetent junk mixed all together by writers than can't tell a shotgun from a mortar from a aircraft wing.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 1/28/2022 4:11:40 PM (No. 1054060)
There is one legit photo of the F-35C in the water, still floating with the canopy and ejection seat gone. That's real, as far as I can tell, and probably is this crash.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laotzu 1/28/2022 4:50:19 PM (No. 1054105)
Affirmative action ejection?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: oldsfc 1/28/2022 4:50:33 PM (No. 1054106)
If needed, the brandon navy could send a sub and a few torpedos to turn the jet into confetti. With todays tech I'm sure even they could find it on the sea floor.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/28/2022 5:08:22 PM (No. 1054135)
I'd like to see a picture of the pilot.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spindletoptexas 1/28/2022 6:26:43 PM (No. 1054212)
According to another site, the pilot suffered heart issues after receiving a booster shot for the Wuhan Lab manipulated virus. I am not sure if this is true or not, but, would make sense. The less said, the more it looks like this first reporting is true.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 1/28/2022 6:30:28 PM (No. 1054214)
Excellent point, #5. A relative was a USN female carrier pilot, and told me that she was very unhappy at a number of her fellow female pilots who were, in here words. "dangerous". I was with her when she got word that a couple of aircraft had left Rota for Sigonella and never arrived, no word. She swore, and said, "Ill bet xxxxxxx was flying, and flew right into the other aircraft. She was always dangerous in formation flying." Affirmative action is a real risk. OTOH, landing any aircraft on a carrier is not trivial, ever. Good pilots can make mistakes, or have malfunctions in the aircraft. Way too early to tell.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: brownshoepogue 1/28/2022 6:37:00 PM (No. 1054220)
The official and formal accident investigation is underway. The aircraft recovery (or aircraft destruction) operation is being planned and executed. Old adage...those who know do not speak. Those who know nothing speak. It will be awhile before the unclass details are revealed.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: skacmar 1/28/2022 6:37:16 PM (No. 1054222)
Once again, why, why ,why is new s of the crash and now pictures of the crash being splashed all over the world media of a US jet sinking into the ocean that the Chinese want to recover? Shouldn't stuff like this be kept secret? Whoever leaked the photos (the real ones) should be arrested immediately and court martialed. Whether the crash was the result of poor training, pilot error, mechanical failure, or simply just an accident will be determined. However, we do not need to tell our enemies, in their own backyard, about our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 1/28/2022 7:02:49 PM (No. 1054238)
I've seen videos from WWI that showed more of what happened.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/28/2022 7:27:55 PM (No. 1054254)
Back to the real culprit, the F35 is a total POS aircraft, all the test pilots I talked to that flew it wrote it up for a host of safety and other functional issues... so why is it still in the AF Inventory?...Politics!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Venturer 1/28/2022 7:34:57 PM (No. 1054258)
Why worry about recovering it. Everything on it is ruined. Send down some depth charges or have a submarine torpedo it. Takes a lot less time and costs a lot less money.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/28/2022 8:01:01 PM (No. 1054289)
The Chinese have the blueprints for the F-35. They either stole it, or an American communist gave it to them. The Chinese don't need the aircraft.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: smokincol 1/28/2022 8:08:22 PM (No. 1054295)
if I have my information wrong on this but, isn't this a VTOL aircraft that can hover and land like the Harrier? if so, why did it have t make a standard deck level landing and not a VTOL landing? and it sounded like the pilot was powering up as he approached the landing deck, in the video. If I were the Admiral of the Navy, I would park that Carrier right over that spot and not move until that aircraft was out of the water in one piece and have one of our nuclear submarines locate it and park right next to it on the ocean floor. - take that Xi Xin Ping Pong!! you want to talk military might, take a gander at that scenario
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Reply 15 - Posted by: pinger 1/28/2022 8:43:14 PM (No. 1054310)
Kudos to the graphic designer who drew up the graphic. The photo is flipped horizontally. A carrier doesn't look at all like what is depicted.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/28/2022 9:24:37 PM (No. 1054334)
Sadly, it could have landed vertically and saved a $100 million aircraft.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kumoan 1/28/2022 9:35:03 PM (No. 1054342)
She wasn't having a good day; first breakfast sucked, then the newly applied three-tone on two nails cracked and her 'doo got all wet when the airplane thing did something wrong. it's a gift for the CCP. I wonder if the big guy gets 10%?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/28/2022 9:45:47 PM (No. 1054347)
#14 - The Marines use the F-35B, the STOVL variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. And while Marine squadrons deploy with the carriers, the F-35B lacks a tailhook (and all the required airframe strengthening) and must hover to land back onboard. We can assume (just because the Daily Mail says so doesn't make it a fact) that this was an F-35C, the Navy's variant. As for the recovery, I had the opportunity to work with the Navy's salvage organization many times while on active duty. First-rate operation that, by design, has a short chain of command to the very top for scenarios just like this one. These are the guys that located and recovered the cargo door that blew off the UAL 747 coming out of Honolulu and wound up 17,000 feet below the surface.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 1/28/2022 10:15:28 PM (No. 1054367)
You are very disinformed/misinformed #11. I suggest you talk to F-35 pilots like I have. They love the aircraft and say it is far more capable than what it replaces.
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