The wreck of an F-35 was recovered from the seabed in a delicate seven-day operation involving ships from the UK, Italy and America when a military man was arrested for leaking footage of the crash.
Defense sources were “confident” that the delicate equipment on the £ 120 million F-35B Lightning II jet was neither at risk nor at risk, amid concerns that other nations might attempt to salvage it.
It is believed that the arrested man was a member of the aircraft carrier’s crew and was flown back to the UK. It’s unclear whether he’s with the Royal Navy or the RAF.
The jet, equipped with sophisticated radar and sensors, is said to have traveled more than a mile