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In the United States announced the loss of the F-35B fighter as a result of unsuccessful refueling in the air

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There are reports from the United States of the fall of a military plane. According to the latest information, the incident took place in the Salton Sea area.


At the same time, the information is contradictory at the moment. It is known that the fifth generation fighter F-35B replenished fuel in the air using the KC-130J aviation tanker. At some point, according to the press service of the airbase, an abnormal situation occurred, which led to the pilot losing control of the fighter.

According to recent reports, the pilot had to eject after an unsuccessful refueling of the F-35B, and the plane itself was lost.

After some time, the ejected pilot was found and taken to the hospital. It is stated that his life is out of danger.

At the same time, it is noted that the air tanker was able to safely return to the air base near the Termal airfield. According to other sources, the huge plane had to be planted in the field.

In the United States announced the loss of the F-35B fighter as a result of unsuccessful refueling in the air


From a press release from the Naval Air Facility El Centro:

The air tanker pilots were not injured. The reasons for the incident are now being investigated. The search for F-35B is also carried out, including using military helicopters. We will publish information as it becomes available.

After a while, footage appeared on which, as stated, the place of the fighter's fall:

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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 September 2020 07: 49
    +7
    Bar or hose Ф35 knocked down? wassat good drinks
    1. loki565
      loki565 30 September 2020 08: 31
      17
      At the same time, it is noted that the air tanker was able to safely return to the air base near the Termal airfield

      Well, if it's okay, then it's okay)))
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 30 September 2020 08: 43
        0
        Quote: loki565
        At the same time, it is noted that the air tanker was able to safely return to the air base near the Termal airfield

        Well, if it's okay, then it's okay)))

        What is that humpback stuck here? When did the Lockheed AC-130 Specter refuel the F-35B?
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 30 September 2020 08: 57
          +8
          Quote: APASUS
          When did this Lockheed AC-130 Specter become a tanker

          This is KS-130J Harvest HAWK (Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit) and yes: in addition to refueling, he can also earn extra money with Specter. Milking USMC
          1. krot
            krot 30 September 2020 20: 38
            +2
            Carelessness, slovenliness in the US Army ... Wild horror, how they still fight! wassat
            A mess everywhere, even in military aviation, where it would seem there should be professionals of the highest standard. Yes, it's okay, you think more of a lard about the earth,
            think the T-90 was almost burned along with the crew and only an incredible miracle saved people in this and in this case.

            And then our "patriots" lamented about the crash of the Su-30, and that this is possible only with us. Our refueling hoses do not knock down for that)))
            1. Pete mitchell
              Pete mitchell 30 September 2020 21: 34
              0
              Quote: krot
              Carelessness, slovenliness in the US Army ... Wild horror, how they still fight!

              Yes, they normally fight - according to the procedures, God forbid, which equipment to forget - goodbye insurance.
              In general, as my friend the Captain says, the addition of 2 factors out of 4 possible leads to disaster: lack of education, time ... sloppiness, fatigue, refusal of equipment ...
        2. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 30 September 2020 10: 58
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          When did the Lockheed AC-130 Specter refuel the F-35B?


          Probably, the attempt to refuel led to a collision of planes in the air.
          1. Bad_gr
            Bad_gr 30 September 2020 11: 56
            +1
            The top photo was not what I planned (it shows F-18)
          2. APASUS
            APASUS 30 September 2020 13: 59
            -3
            Quote: Bad_gr
            Quote: APASUS
            When did the Lockheed AC-130 Specter refuel the F-35B?


            Probably, the attempt to refuel led to a collision of planes in the air.

            This is a real slapstick! What game? There are four refueling F-130s on the Z tanker KS-18J, this is nonsense. And they even have the screws in one position, well, right?
            1. Piramidon
              Piramidon 30 September 2020 17: 46
              +2
              Quote: APASUS
              This is a real slapstick! Which game? On the Z tanker KS-130J, four refueling F-18

              And how many filling stations are there on the KS-130J?
              Moreover, they even have screws in one position.

              Have you ever seen pictures of turboprop aircraft?


              And in the video, the screws can generally visually rotate slowly and in the opposite direction.
            2. Bad_gr
              Bad_gr 30 September 2020 19: 00
              +3
              Quote: APASUS
              Moreover, they even have screws in one position, well, right?
              The question is not for me, here for the ophthalmologist.
              Quote: APASUS
              Which game?

              I wanted to put this one.
              The same from the game?
        3. Alexandra
          Alexandra 30 September 2020 13: 56
          +2
          Are you sure that aircraft number QB-6765 is the AC-130 Specter?

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      3. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 30 September 2020 11: 39
        +1
        And where did the blades of the burdock go, especially on the right extreme. F 35 shredded into cabbage?
  2. Ros 56
    Ros 56 30 September 2020 07: 52
    +5
    Comrades striped, more careful, jokes with refueling from canisters in the air are always fraught with. negative
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 30 September 2020 08: 52
      12
      You need to add instructions:
      4.8.12.1. It is prohibited to suck kerosene by mouth to drain fuel into the canister during the flight.
      smile
  3. Eldorado
    Eldorado 30 September 2020 07: 53
    16
    More such news! good
    1. U-Gin78
      U-Gin78 30 September 2020 08: 16
      13
      More such news!

      I do, but only on condition of living pilots.
      It's not their fault that they weren't born in the BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD))) good
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        1. U-Gin78
          U-Gin78 30 September 2020 09: 09
          +3
          it seems to me

          In such cases, it is recommended to be baptized.
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          2. Kart
            Kart 30 September 2020 09: 37
            +7
            This is better for the synagogue. He despises and hates Russians.
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        2. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 30 September 2020 10: 44
          +1
          Quote: Roman13579
          And the best is the one with the highest inflation in the world ??
          13: 58, 29 September 2020
          The central bank is going to save the ruble

          And the funny thing is .. it seems to me that you were not even joking ..))

          And what, Google turned off for non-payment? Or liberoid values ​​do not allow googling, which out of 173 countries of the world at the end of summer 2020, according to the IMF, Russia is in 72nd place
    2. figwam
      figwam 30 September 2020 08: 22
      -4
      Quote: El Dorado
      More such news!

      Another unparalleled world
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      1. Kart
        Kart 30 September 2020 09: 38
        13
        You did not understand.
        The United States, and all their barkers, like you, are our enemies. Therefore, we are always glad to receive such news from the USA.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 30 September 2020 10: 34
          -4
          There is a law of instant karma.
          Always, after rejoicing in the crash of an American plane,
          there was a Russian accident. Consider this.
          1. dzvero
            dzvero 30 September 2020 11: 16
            +9
            There is a law of instant karma.

            Rather, quantum confusion - that drying knocked down the drying and immediately their fighter tried to unsuccessfully ram their tanker ...
          2. 1_2
            1_2 30 September 2020 11: 34
            0
            it is you who teach the real losses of Israel and the United States in conflicts, not a fairy tale called "no losses"
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 30 September 2020 08: 06
    +1
    It happens. A person is not a psychopath, but vehicles on which one has to fly contrary to the law of attraction, sometimes obey him, fatally.
    The pilot is fine and fine.
  5. Jager
    Jager 30 September 2020 08: 17
    +4
    The pilot is alive - and good, but let the iron fall!
  6. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 30 September 2020 08: 19
    0
    Too many automated control systems have become ... and they sometimes fail ... that's an accident ... rarely, but it happens ...
  7. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 30 September 2020 08: 40
    +8
    Guys, you are like children. Here are the statistics on accidents in the US Air Force. Read and enjoy.
    https://vpk.name/news/28455_f-16_na_blyudechke_harizmatichnyi_no_avariinyi.html
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 September 2020 08: 41
    +1
    Nothing wrong, almost minus 2 was not. F35 accidentally bummed? A bad example contagious. good drinks
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 30 September 2020 09: 13
      +7
      Two years ago, while he was flying, he could not shoot from a cannon. Maybe they fixed it already, I wasn't interested. There, a list of things that need to be corrected is longer than the ones that function properly ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 30 September 2020 11: 21
        +3
        He could always shoot. But model "A" with built-in fuselage
        gun, the accuracy of hits due to vibration was slightly lower than in the performance characteristics.
        1. g1washntwn
          g1washntwn 30 September 2020 11: 30
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          model "A" with a cannon built into the fuselage had a slightly lower accuracy of hits due to vibration than in the performance characteristics

          The alignment was corrected and the mounts that cracked after firing He didn’t hit himself like Tom Ettridge in the F-11 and that’s good.
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner 30 September 2020 08: 43
    +8
    When such news arrives, the feelings are twofold. It seems to be a pity, people are. But there is also a thought, I am such, let them be crushed. In hour X it will do less for us.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 30 September 2020 09: 11
      -4
      Quote: Captive
      ... In hour X it will do less for us.

      so there were not three of them ... will not affect in any way.
  10. Yrec
    Yrec 30 September 2020 08: 43
    -6
    Interestingly, the US Department of Defense will recover the cost of the F-35B from the guilty, as is our practice now?
  11. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 30 September 2020 08: 53
    +4
    One more, one less.
    The squad will not notice the loss of a soldier.
    And if there is not enough, they will order more. The manufacturer will only be happy. And money will be printed lope, for them it is not a problem at all.
    1. Danila46
      Danila46 30 September 2020 22: 53
      +1
      insurance will cover the damage. and the pilot is alive, and okay ...
  12. don-1500
    don-1500 30 September 2020 09: 00
    -3
    Quote: APASUS
    Quote: loki565
    At the same time, it is noted that the air tanker was able to safely return to the air base near the Termal airfield

    Well, if it's okay, then it's okay)))

    What is that humpback stuck here? When did the Lockheed AC-130 Specter refuel the F-35B?

    Well yes. By the way, the beds in the field are suspicious spring.
    1. Hermit21
      Hermit21 30 September 2020 09: 19
      0
      The photo is not searched by either Yandex or Google, which may indirectly speak of its "freshness"
    2. Ilya Nikitich
      Ilya Nikitich 30 September 2020 11: 26
      +4
      Quote: don-1500
      beds on a suspicious spring field.

      About "winter crops" have not heard? This time. And two, do you have a two in geography, or don't you know how to google? Salton Sea in southern California ...
      1. don-1500
        don-1500 30 September 2020 17: 16
        0
        I am friends with geography, my favorite subject was at school. And why do you put the word winter in quotation marks? I just can't make out, to be honest, what's there. Some kind of tilled or industrial crop, it is unlikely that it can be winter, especially in southern California, only if it is not some new American technology. And the mountains in the background really look like California.
    3. Danila46
      Danila46 30 September 2020 22: 56
      0
      where is the braking path of this kid ??? Or did he land neatly on a parachute?
  13. Hermit21
    Hermit21 30 September 2020 09: 37
    +7
    From a different angle

  14. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 September 2020 10: 17
    +1
    Wow incident. And he himself fell and "knocked down" the tanker? All the same, this procedure is dangerous, refueling in the air. We are already used to
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 30 September 2020 10: 58
      -2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      All the same, this procedure is dangerous, refueling in the air. We are already used to
      what are you used to? they refuel much more often, simply because they fly more and, accordingly, there are more planes.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 30 September 2020 11: 10
        -6
        Quote: Dead Day
        they refuel much more often, simply because they fly more and, accordingly, there are more planes.

        And they have EVERYTHING better.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 30 September 2020 11: 11
          +2
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Quote: Dead Day
          they refuel much more often, simply because they fly more and, accordingly, there are more planes.

          And they have EVERYTHING better.

          funny sarcasm, but not at all better (I am convinced that our "drying" is the standard of a modern fighter, and our pilots are very good), but more in quantity, there is no subtraction.
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 30 September 2020 11: 15
            -4
            Quote: Dead Day
            funny sarcasm, but not at all better, but more in terms of quantity, you can't take away

            Yes, no sarcasm ... They have many planes and fly a lot more. And they print as much money as they need, and the whole world provides this money ... However, the quantity turns into quality and vice versa. Dialectics.
            1. Grandfather
              Grandfather 30 September 2020 11: 17
              0
              that is, you agreed with me.
  15. Hermit21
    Hermit21 30 September 2020 10: 38
    +9
    Who's minus my comment?


    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 30 September 2020 10: 59
      +4
      Quote: Hermit21
      Who's minus my comment?

      there are specially trained people here. yes
  16. 1_2
    1_2 30 September 2020 11: 37
    +3
    they can't refuel, but show off like UFO pilots from Hollywood science fiction films
  17. iouris
    iouris 30 September 2020 11: 44
    0
    The pilot will not be envied: it will take a long time to compensate for the losses of the Ministry of Defense.
  18. Kushka
    Kushka 30 September 2020 11: 55
    +6
    On the contrary, the MO will reimburse the owner of the field.
    Although I'm not a specialist, it seems to me that the cop was planted by a master.
    Our one was given a Hero and an apartment.
    1. Vladimir_6
      Vladimir_6 30 September 2020 12: 53
      +2
      Quote: Kushka
      Although I'm not a specialist, it seems to me that the cop was planted by a master.

      Undoubtedly a master. Otherwise it would have burned like a torch.
      And civil aviation has its own masters:

      1. Kushka
        Kushka 30 September 2020 13: 17
        +3
        Sure! I think if the master is from God, then
        it doesn't matter if it's military or civilian
        plant such a colossus in a stressful situation,
        like the "sun" on the palm, while the palm
        river with bridges or a field with ravines really
        a miracle, but a miracle created by the MASTER.
  19. yfast
    yfast 30 September 2020 15: 15
    +1
    Probably, they listened to the presidential debate, became fucking distracted.
  20. orionvitt
    orionvitt 30 September 2020 17: 58
    0
    the air tanker was able to safely return to the airbase near the Termal airfield.
    And what to him, bent the filling bar and that's it. lol