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UK F-35B Lost

Old 20th Nov 2021, 20:53
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Richmond's Lynx was 4km down and was successfully recovered so 1 mile is well within current capability.
Thatís certainly what I think.
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Old 20th Nov 2021, 22:56
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Perhaps you should pop your tanks on, Courtney Mil me old!!
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Old 20th Nov 2021, 23:56
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The US salvaged a Seahawk from 3 miles down around 2020-2021

https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asi...inawa-1.667459
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 01:25
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 13:33
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Salvaging the jet – the race to recover the ditched F-35 from the seabed 21 Nov 2021
https://www.navylookout.com/salvagin...om-the-seabed/
"...PUNCHING OUT Reliable sources say that the accident occurred during take-off and the pilot was recovered very close to the carrier. The Daily Mail [ [url]https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10214377/Navy-rushes-recover-100m-F-35B-jet-sea-bed-pilot-ditched.html ] reported that the pilot was “left dangling from the edge of the HMS Queen Elizabeth because the lines of his parachute became caught on edge of flight deck.” Official sources would not confirm or deny this detail but it would suggest the pilot was very fortunate. Accidents on take-off are especially dangerous but whether trapped in a sinking aircraft or having ejected, naval aviators also face the serious risk of being run over by the carrier...." [lots more at the [b]navylookout URL about various aspects of a potential recovery of the aircraft]

DAILY MAIL excerpt:
"...The pilot, who suffered minor injuries, is understood to have been rescued by helicopter. The pilot's family was informed of the crash before military chiefs released a statement yesterday afternoon about the incident. After he ejected, rockets in his plane's seat blasted him more than 100 feet upwards before his parachute opened.

But a source told The Sun that when the pilot floated back down towards the warship, he 'came within inches' of hitting the flight deck. Instead, a cross-wind is said to have blown him sideways, where his parachute lines then became snagged on the edge of the 900 foot long runway. The quick-thinking pilot was then left dangling from the edge of the warship, around 60 feet above the water. He pulled an escape pin which released him from his harness and he then plunged into the water. [that is called the LONG DROP is it not?]

'He made the right decision,' a source said. 'We train for landing in water. The last thing you want is to get tangled in your parachute lines getting dragged along the edge of a 65,000 tonne warship.'

The US are understood to be helping with efforts to recover the plane...."

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Old 21st Nov 2021, 14:22
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The location shown in that DM link is in Egyptian waters it would appear.
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 14:49
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Yes i know it's childish...
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 16:07
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Yes i know it's childish...
Iím reliably informed that the Leeds and Liverpool Canal magnetic fishing team have been deployed.



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Old 21st Nov 2021, 22:21
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Do not fear, Comrades.

I find for you. . .



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Old 21st Nov 2021, 22:26
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Will somebody please kick him in the icehole?
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 22:46
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Already kicked in icehole by superiors - this is why in Siberia, having to sit on special design Medical chair, with bag under you see, and not flying Foxbatski anymore.
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 23:12
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Deterred in bagsski not good for bait..
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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 11:23
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Good job our tiny batch of Daves doesn't suffer from a problem of critical mass, which just got one smaller.

oh wait...
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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 16:24
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Well it's American isn't it? Geez anyone can make a mistake, ok throw it back....
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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 18:07
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The Airport movies are evidently too obscure for contemporary meme-makers...


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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 18:29
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This thread improved dramatically from a few days ago. Well done lads.
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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 18:43
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The basic problem is there is never a Spanish freighter around when one needs one.



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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 22:33
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 09:43
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Has anybody asked the plane if it wants to be recovered?

Maybe it likes it down there, maybe it's found some new friends down there . . .



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