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"The recovery effort was complicated by the location where the F-35 ditched, as it happened in open water with depths that can exceed, in some areas, over 3,000 meters (about 10,000 feet), and by rough sea conditions while the operations were taking place.
From the Internet web site "The Aviationist". F-35B found and recovered.
"The remains of the aircraft are now being transported to an allied port so it can then be airlifted back to the UK."
"The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence [MoD] announced on Dec. 7 the completion of the operations for the recovery of the Royal Air Force F-35B that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea. As we already extensively reported, the aircraft crashed while taking off from the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier on Nov. 17, 2021, as it couldn’t achieve enough speed to lift off reportedly because the engine ingested a 'cheap plastic rain cover' or an air intake cover."
Plane very quickly located and recovered from the abysmal depths [3,000 meters (about 10,000 feet)]. Con side the effort to be a great success just of itself.
Sensors the reputed greatest edge the F-35 possesses over any potential adversary safeguarded. At least we would hope so.