British F-35 crashes in Mediterranean

A British F-35 has crashed during operations in the Mediterranean. The Guardian:

A British F-35 pilot flying from the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier had to eject during a routine operation over the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

The pilot was picked up but the £100m stealth jet crashed into the sea during the incident, which took place at about 10am UK time. No other vessels or aircraft were involved, defence sources said.

The downside to buying expensive planes in low quantities is that they are expensive to lose in more ways than one.

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