A video of the incident that took place on November 17 was shared online. A British F-35B Lightening II fighter jet from the Royal Navy flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the footage, F-35B fighter crashed immediately after takeoff during a scheduled flight. The fighter jet pilot ejected, as it was reported by the UK’s Ministry of Defense.
The incident took place as HMS Queen Elizabeth was its way back from its maiden operational deployment, which was in the Far East. The flagship was carrying eight British F-35B fighter jets, along with ten American F-35s.
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