From the United States, there are reports of the crash of a military plane. According to the latest data, the incident occurred in the Salton Sea area.
At the same time, at the moment, the information is contradictory. Aware of, that the fifth-generation F-35B fighter was replenishing fuel in the air using the KC-130J aviation tanker. In some moment, according to the press service of the air base, an abnormal situation has occurred, which led to, that the pilot lost control of the fighter.
According to recent reports, the pilot had to eject after unsuccessful refueling of the F-35B, and the plane itself was lost.
After some time, the ejected pilot was found and taken to the hospital.. stated, that his life is out of danger.
It is noted, that the air tanker was able to safely return to the airbase near the Termal airfield. According to others, a huge plane had to be planted in the field.
From the press service of the Naval Air Facility El Centro:
The air tanker pilots were not injured. Now the reasons for the accident are being investigated. F-35B is also being searched., including using military helicopters. We will publish information as it becomes available.
After a while, frames appeared, where, as stated, fighter crash site:
UPDATE: Military officials confirm a fighter crashed near Salton City during air-to-air refueling, causing another military aircraft to make an emergency landing in Thermal. @JakeKESQ will have the latest tonight at 10 and 11 p.m.
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