London, November 18 : A British F-35 Fighter plane crashed into the ocean during a routine mission in the Mediterranean.This was reported by the Ministry of Defence.The pilot ejected and returned safely to the royal navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Ministry said on Wednesday.According to Wednesday’s Ministry statement, the pilot was safely ejected from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and then returned home.
The incident happened at 10:00 GMT over international waters and hostile action is not thought to have been involved, it added.It occurred at 10:10 GMT in international waters.No hostile action was suspected.
An investigation has begun and would likely focus on potential technical or human error, reported the BBC.According to the BBC, an investigation is underway and will likely be focused on human or technical error.
There are eight British F-35 jets on the carrier and 12 from the US Marine Corps, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to Xinhua, the carrier has eight F-35 British jets and twelve from the US Marine Corps.
The supersonic Fighters, which cost 92 million pounds (about $124 million) each and are built by the US firm Lockheed Martin, are based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, according to the BBC.According to BBC, the supersonic Fighters cost 92million pounds ($about $124 million each) and were built by Lockheed Martin in the USA.They are based at RAF Marham, Norfolk.
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