The crashed jet is an F-35B. This is considered to be ultra-modern. The pilot was able to save himself in time during the incident on Wednesday using an ejector seat. The man was safely taken to the aircraft carrier “HMS Queen Elizabeth”, a ministry spokesman said. There were initially no details about the background. The investigation is ongoing.
The F-35 model, built by the US company Lockheed-Martin, is considered to be the most modern stealth fighter in the world. The F-35B version was developed for aircraft carriers and can take off over short distances and land vertically. F-35 machines were also used in the Middle East against the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS). The world’s most expensive fighter jet with equipment is estimated to cost around £ 100 million (€ 119 million).