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July 09, 2022

Sailors Disciplined After Leaking F-35 Accident Video

Vis Per Mare: Stultitia a Iuventute

In an incident that speaks to immaturity, poor-judgment, and a persistent state of cognitive apathy, a number of sailors aboard the deployed aircraft carrier Carl Vinson used their smartphones to record [video] an accident that saw an F-35C impact the carrier’s flight-deck before falling into the South China Sea. Some weeks after the accident, as recovery efforts to retrieve the classified, next-generation fighter from Beijing’s maritime backyard got underway, harrowing video of the jet crashing and plunging into the drink leaked online and promptly went viral. 

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NTSB Prelim: Hawker Aircraft Ltd Hawker Hunter

After Two Unsuccessful Attempts To Restore Engine Power, The Pilot Ejected

On June 20, 2022, about 1550 eastern daylight time, an experimental Hawker Hunter MK.58, N377AX, was substantially damaged when it impacted the Atlantic Ocean about 40 miles southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public use flight. According to the operator, while performing an exercise with the US Navy, the airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power at flight level 240.

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