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Chinese media “US F-35C crash due to accumulated fatigue due to Chinese lockdown”

The F-35, the latest stealth aircraft from the United States, deployed in the South China Sea

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(Beijing = Yonhap News) Correspondent Han Jong-koo = Chinese state media cited the possibility of the pilot’s fatigue accumulation due to the continued lockdown in the country as the cause of the crash of the US state-of-the-art stealth fighter F-35C.

The Global Times reported on the 26th that the F-35C crashed in the South China Sea, claiming that the accident revealed that the US military, which had been showing off its strength toward China, was exhausted.

He also mentioned the US Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine Connecticut, which crashed during a military operation in the South China Sea in October last year.

Zhang Junseo, a researcher at China’s Naval Military Research Institute, said in an interview with the Global Times that “the accident was due to the highly intensive deployment of the United States throughout the year, such as sending warships and fighters to trouble and show off power.” .

Researcher Jang said, “Operation like this exhausts soldiers physically and mentally, and accidents are unavoidable in such a situation. .

Chinese military expert Wei Dongxu (魏東旭) suspected the F-35C’s flaws.

“The pilot may be unfamiliar with the new fighter or there may be a problem with the fighter itself,” Wei Dongxi said.

Earlier on the 24th, an F-35C fighter jet during training in the South China Sea fell into the sea after crashing on the deck of the ship Carl Vinson.

The pilot made an emergency escape, and six sailors working on the deck were injured.

CNN reported that the U.S. Navy is preparing for an F-35C fighter recovery operation.

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