The US military has ordered a thorough investigation after an aircraft crashed into an aircraft carrier in waters off China

2022-04-28 0 By

For a long time, the US has been flaunting its force everywhere, claiming that it is the world’s largest military power, and even called its actions “freedom of navigation”.To ensure the smooth operation of the so-called “freedom of navigation”, the US has even warned that any country that dares to block its freedom of navigation will face severe sanctions and pressure from the US.Admittedly, the US took pains to show its “muscles” to other countries, but the final result proved that the “freedom of navigation” of the US could not proceed smoothly even without any country’s obstruction, and an incident just now fully illustrates this point.According to US media reports, a major accident occurred on the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson shortly after it entered the South China Sea.An F-35 fighter jet from the U.S. Pacific Fleet had a major accident while landing on the carrier.At least seven pilots were killed or injured after the pilot ejected.Immediately after the accident, the U.S. Pacific Fleet issued a statement saying that “the cause of the flight accident” is under investigation.In fact, this is not the first time the U.S. military has been involved in an accident.An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet crashed while landing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on Thursday (local time).An F-22 fighter jet crashed 19 kilometers away from the base on Monday (local time) due to a malfunction during a training exercise.The United States may be used to it, too.After all, it happens all the time.In 2020, for example, there was a serious crash at a US military base, which happened again four days after the accident.Two accidents occurred in 4 days, which caused the high attention of the base leaders, and even the pilots stopped flying training for a time, but did not give an accurate reply at last.Experts say there are two possible reasons for the accident. One is that the TRAINING intensity of the US Air Force is too high, leading to the use of the fighter jet too often, and ultimately resulting in a significant reduction in life.Another aspect is that pilots are overloaded with tasks.According to the survey results, most U.S. pilots believe they are more likely to get tired on an F-35 than on an F-15E.On top of that, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in the United States, and many pilots are close contacts.As a result, all the pilots could think about was the coronavirus, which ultimately led to tragedy.