Plane crashes and aviation accidents

Plane crashes and aviation accidents

The crown jewel of American fighter jets crashed in China’s backyard
When an American-developed F-35 fighter jet went missing on Tuesday minutes after it took off from an airbase in north-eastern Japan, several US military analysts reacted in alarm. This was a “big deal,” tweeted Thomas Moore, a former staffer at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. “There is no price too high in this world for China and Russia to pay to get Japan's missing F-35, if they can.” As China has ramped up its efforts to develop a fighter fleet to rival that of the US, the Chinese military has seen the F-35, the result of the most expensive weapons program in American history, as a model to match and to beat. There is no price too high in this world for China and Russia to pay