US Fighter Jet F-35 Crashes in South China Sea, Pilot Safe, Seven Soldiers Injured
Washington (ANI). US fighter jet F-35 has crashed in the South China Sea. However, the pilot’s life was saved in this accident. The accident happened when the jet was being landed. In time, the pilot separated himself from the fighter jet and saved his life. According to the US Navy, a military helicopter successfully pulled him out. This accident happened on Sunday.
The Navy said in a statement that the F-35C Lightning-2 Carrier Air Wing 2 crashed while landing on the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). This fighter jet was on its daily flight in the South China Sea. However, due to the timely ejection, the life of the pilot was saved. The pilot was later rescued by a military helicopter.
The Navy has said in its statement that the condition of the pilot is completely stable at present. Seven Navy personnel who were present on the deck of USS Carl Vinson were injured in this accident. Three of these soldiers have been sent to the Medical Treatment Facility Center in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, while four others are being treated on the USS Carl Vinson.
Let us tell you that due to the tension with China in the South China Sea, America has deployed about two of its aircraft carriers here. Because of this, China is always irritated with America. China has been claiming its entire territory. At the same time, other countries of this region also claim theirs. China and America have come face to face many times over the South China Sea. At the same time, there is tremendous tension between the US and China on the issue of Taiwan. Taiwan describes itself as an independent country.