Video captures moment pilot ejects from fighter jet in Texas crash landing
Dramatic video captured the moment a pilot ejected from an F-35B fighter jet during a failed landing at a Naval Reserve base in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday morning.
Cell phone video showed the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II jet coming into the runway at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. The plane appears to be attempting a vertical landing, like a helicopter would, and touches the runway before the plane bounces slightly, and nosedives forward.
The plane continues to spin, then rightens itself as the pilot safely ejects, and smoke pours from the nose of the plane. The video then shows the pilot landing on the ground. Source