After the crash, a real underwater race broke out. British forces had to get to the wreckage of the top secret F-35 stealth jet before Russian divers could get to the scene of the accident.
The cause of the accident is still unclear. According to initial findings, a rain cover could have been forgotten. So a costly human error.
The pilot got away with minor injuries. He was able to get to safety with his ejector seat. The video of the incident is not of particularly good quality and does not pose a threat to security – the Navy bosses are still angry and are looking for the person who uploaded it, reports the Daily Mail.