Scenes like “Top Gun” shows a leaked video that captured the moments when a US Navy stealth F-35 fighter jet tried to make an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea in January and burst into flames after the impact.
Military officials have now launched an investigation to find out how footage captured by a cell phone camera made its way to social media. The authenticity of the video has already been confirmed.
Video captures the shocking moment when the $100 million jet crashed into the aircraft carrier and burst into flames.
Just moments before the impact, the pilot was able to eject himself out of the cockpit and thus save himself from certain death. He and seven sailors on board the aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, were injured in the process.