WASHINGTON, (BM) – According to US information sources, the fifth generation F-35 fighter crashed on the territory of the US state of Florida. The plane crash occurred in the area of Eglin air base, where only four days ago another American “stealth” – F-22 fighter crashed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to the source, the incident occurred on May 19 in the region 21 hours 30 minutes, during a training flight. The pilot managed to successfully eject, while destruction on the ground was avoided, however, the aircraft itself was turned into a pile of scrap metal and cannot be restored.
“Currently, the details remain little known, but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, crashed from Eglin Air Base, which is located in the state of Florida, crashed. Fortunately, the pilot was able to catapult and was safe. The incident occurred around 9:30 pm local time, while the F-35A carried out a standard training flight. This is the second plane crash taking off from the base in less than a week after the F-22 Raptor crashed on Friday, May 15th. Fortunately, in this incident, the pilot was also able to catapult and survive the crash. This is the third crash of the F-35, which led to the complete cancellation of the glider, “– said the publication” The Drive “.
The command of the American air base Eglin also does not give any detailed comments on this subject, however, this is the second loss of the F-35 fighter and the third among fifth-generation American stealth fighters in less than a year, which raises a lot of questions regarding the reliability of such combat airplanes.
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