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November 17, 2021

British F-35B crashes into Mediterranean

A UK F-35B Lighting II aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean during a routine operation at 10:00 GMT on 17 October.

By Norbert Neumann

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) said on Twitter that the British pilot of the jet, which flew from aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, ejected before the crash and returned safely to the ship.

The MOD added: “It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

An investigation has begun.

More to follow.

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