Welcome back to the our channel for a discussion about how the US Navy recovers planes lost at sea and how they prepare their pilots to survive such an accident. I wasn’t on the TR but I was on one of the destroyers in company. I remember when this happened, it was roughly a month into my first deployment, I thought this kind of thing happened all the time, I am glad it doesn’t. Undertaking this operation to retrieve this fighter jet is extremely hard and risky only few countries can successfully pull it off, plus the countries in the area i am pretty certain cannot! This happened on my deployment. I was on watch in the bridge. Watched with my own two eyes. Both pilots were able to eject, but not enough altitude for parachutes to deploy fully. Minor injuries for both. Broken arm. Bruises. One had a cracked vertebrae I think. Wasnt there a f35 lost not so very long ago ? Were the chineese or russians not trying to attempt getting it from the sea floor?