US Navy finds F-35 Lightning II jet that crashed from USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea


US Navy finds F-35 Lightning II jet that crashed from USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea
A US F-35C Lightning II stealth aircraft crash lands on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a routine flight over the South China Sea. Photo/daily mail

International Military - The US Navy blazoned that it had recovered the F-35C Lightning II fighter aeroplane that crashed into the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in January before launching into the South China Sea. 

They blazoned that a platoon from 7th Fleet's Task Force 75 and Supervisor Salvage and Diving boarded the marketable submarine Picasso to recoup the spurt from a depth of bases. 

"The aircraft was plant to be using the CURV-21, a ever operated vehicle (ROV), which attaches special apparel and lift paths to the aircraft,"a Navy statement said."The crane lifting hooks were also lowered to the seabed and connected to the apparel, and also lifted the aeroplane to the face and lifted it onto the Picasso,"he added. USNI News was the first outlet to report that debris had been plant. 

The advertisement follows weeks of secretiveness and enterprise since the spurt crash on January 24. The Navy said it was" making recovery operations arrangements"for the spurt that crashed in the days following the crash but gave no farther details. Days latterly, the Japan Coast Guard posted a maritime navigation warning to stay down from an area about 170 country miles west of the Philippine islet of Luzon due to" deliverance operations. until farther notice."

Although the Vinson is likely operating on Philippine soil – the crew injured from the incident were flown into the country for treatment – the warning doesn't explicitly link it to the F-35C crash. 

Two weeks agone, the Navy held a briefing on diving and deliverance capabilities, but would not link that information to ongoing operations or events. 

Experts who preliminarily spoke noted that such a recovery would be a normal response to the crash, citing earlier deep-water recovery, but noted that enterprises over adversaries seizing advanced fighter aeroplanes from under the swells added urgency. 

The Navy didn't specifically say where the recovery of the F-35 took place in Thursday's advertisement but noted that the aircraft will now be taken to"a near military installation to help in the ongoing disquisition and be estimated for possible transport to the United States."

The commander of Task Force 75, Captain Gareth Healy, praised his platoon's response and inflexibility in enabling the Navy to conduct" recovery operations within 37 days of the incident."

"Given the unique challenges of this issue and the unique specialized capabilities that NAVSEA provides, this is an aggressive and attainable timeline,"he added. 

According to prints and vids blurted by mariners on board to social media, the spurt and its left sect hit the flight sundeck at the reverse of the carrier as it was about to land. The aeroplane also dived on its belly along the boat before falling from the side. The Navy has charged five mariners-an ensign and four principal officers-with" failure to follow legal orders"for the leak. The cause of the collision is still under disquisition. 

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