British F-35B fighter aircraft Crash In The Mediterranean Sea Possibly Caused By ‘Rain Cover’ Left On During Launch.
The reason why the British F35B crashed was “silly”, when the technical staff forgot to remove the plane’s air intake guard. On November 17, an F-35B stealth fighter jet, during a training takeoff from the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth of the British Navy, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The pilot ejected and was safely rescued.
On the evening of November 23, the British newspaper The Sun reported exclusive news. According to the news, this strange accident was not a mechanical accident or external causes such as weather, but simply a “man-made disaster”.
The reason is too simple, that when the F-35B took off, the two shields protecting the air intakes were not removed by the technician, and the pilot did not check before flying the plane. As a result, the F-35B could not “breathe”, so it plunged into the sea.
According to The Sun, a rule of thumb before taking off is to remove the air intake cover and remove the aircraft’s anchors to the floor; Ground technicians must do this very carefully and rigorously. Pilots also need to check around the plane, before it takes off.