[Content Warning: Crash, Personal injury not visible, F-35]
Looks like a bit too much downward momentum:
I like the way the fire is extinguished so quickly. There’s only one problem…
I’m not big on carrier operations but I believe this is sort of a normal failure mode for a carrier landing. The pilot has a ridiculously small window that they have to put the plane through, at a certain angle and speed. If one of those parameters are off, you just gave Neptune an F-35!
There’s another aspect of this that I find interesting. The F-35 crash on the British ship [stderr] video was also obtained in the same way: someone pointed a camera-phone at a security surveillance system, and instantly bypassed all of the access controls on the data. Back in the day when I first got involved in computer security, there were several large projects to produce “multiple level secure workstations” or “compartmented mode workstations” – the idea being that you could run a windowed operating environment yet still propagate data labels and access rules through the display system, so that it would be provably impossible to cut and paste video from one window to another. This was at a time when system administration was still an unsolved problem. Oh, wait, it’s still still an unsolved problem. Meanwhile, there was a new generation of security thinkers who came along and immediately said, “why are you bothering with this? I can just point a camera at the screen.” Massive amounts of money were spent on compartmented mode workstations and I do not believe anything useful was learned from the effort.
Anyway: “why bother to park it? I’ll just throw it overboard!”