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Pelican wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:43 pm More 'information' - https://theaviationist.com/2021/11/18/f ... MRtiWtQZrU
F-35 crash: Joint UK-US recovery operation underway

An investigation into the cause of the incident is running alongside a race to retrieve the valuable airframe.

See - https://www.forces.net/news/f-35-crash- ... jf3vxxQTaw
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For info and to show what can be achieved.

C2 Greyhound off a carrier in Philippines sea recovered with aid of a CurV21 from 3 miles deep.

See - https://news.usni.org/2019/06/05/navy-r ... 7vY5PLXkxw
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Salvaging the jet – the race to recover the ditched F-35 from the seabed.

On the morning of the 17th November, a UK-owned F-35B crashed into the sea while flying from HMS Queen Elizabeth. The pilot ejected safely but there is now a scramble to retrieve the wreckage of the aircraft. Here we look at the options available and the challenges involved.

Punching out
Reliable sources say that the accident occurred during take-off and the pilot was recovered very close to the carrier. The Daily Mail reported that the pilot was “left dangling from the edge of the HMS Queen Elizabeth because the lines of his parachute became caught on edge of flight deck.” Official sources would not confirm or deny this detail but it would suggest the pilot was very fortunate. Accidents on take-off are especially dangerous but whether trapped in a sinking aircraft or having ejected, naval aviators also face the serious risk of being run over by the carrier.

The British-made Martin Baker US16E ejector seat that equips the F-35 includes 3 airbags that inflate in a two-stage process to protect the head and neck of the pilot, wearing the heavy helmet packed with technology. The F-35B variant has a feature that will also eject the pilot automatically if it detects that the vertical-lift fan has failed (most serious during vertical landing but the fan is also in use during rolling take off). Loss of downward thrust from the fan would cause the aircraft to pitch down sharply, faster than the pilot could react to pull the ejection handle manually. This will save the pilot by operating when the aircraft is still close enough to horizontal for safe ejection. Of course, this is not necessarily what happened in this incident and the pilot could have pulled the handle himself when experiencing mechanical problems. Despite the brilliance of modern seat design, ejection from a fast jet is always a traumatic experience due to the sudden G forces.

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Interesting cluster of stationary “tugs and special craft” approx 100 miles north of Port Said
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Carrier F-35 crash potentially caused by ‘rain cover’ being left on

It has been reported that a British F-35 pilot realised the rain cover was still on and tried to abort take-off but was too late to stop the jet before the end of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s runway.

See - https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/carrier ... oXsjfG3niM
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UNCONFIRMED report claims F-35 crashed on take off from HMS QNLZ because blanks left on. F-35 uses soft covers to protect engine from debris when not in use. Supposed to be strict procedures to ensure removed before flight + visual check by pilot.

See - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 1507519490
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First jet of 617 Squadron deployed on CSG21 returned to RAF Marham today so that after 7 month deployment at sea, engineers can determine likely maintenance requirements ahead of the rest of the Squadron returning next month.

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U.S. Navy Sending Salvage Ship, Crew To Help Recover Crashed British F-35B

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Video emerges showing British F-35B aircraft carrier crash

Earlier in the month, a British F-35B ended up crashing into the sea after taking off from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Here’s the footage.

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Crashed British F-35B found on sea bed

December 1, 2021
The Ministry of Defence now knows the location of the F-35B that crashed on take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth.
One of the carrier’s F-35B fighters, from 617 Squadron, crashed during operations in the Mediterranean last week. The pilot was able to eject safely.
National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove told the Commons Defence Committee yesterday:

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