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U.S. Navy Races to Recover Crashed F-35 Fighter Jet in South China Sea – Fifth Mishap on Ship in Three Months

US Navy searching for lost warplane in South China Sea after accident
US Navy races to recover crashed F-35 fighter jet in South China Sea – fifth mishap on ship in three months
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam, for a scheduled port visit on March 5, 2018. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is in the Western Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe/Released)

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Something is wrong in the South China Sea.

The U.S. Navy reported yet another incident Monday involving a high-tech aircraft that is now missing somewhere in the depths of the South China Sea. The military is now launching efforts to reclaim the valuable warplane, and experts are wondering how the same carrier has had five accidents in just a few months.

“An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, had a landing mishap on deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea, Jan. 24,” the Navy said in its shot memo on the mishap.

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