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British aircraft carrier Prince of Wales crashed due to technical failure

British aircraft carrier Prince of Wales crashed due to technical failure

Shortly after its departure, the British aircraft carrier Prince of Wales was slowed down by a technical failure.

The 65,000-ton British Navy’s pride ship left its base in Portsmouth on Saturday to sail to the US coast for a military exercise, but a technical glitch in the £3 billion warship was already evident off the Isle of Wight.

The warship headed to Stokes Bay in the southeast of the Isle of Wight in the afternoon, where divers could more easily inspect for damage in the shallow waters off the coast.

And the aircraft carrier’s departure had to be postponed from Friday to Saturday for technical reasons, it is not known whether it is related to the malfunction that just occurred.






The Prince of Wales will leave Liverpool Harbor on 6 March 2020.

Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Observed marine According to Naval Gate, there were problems with the right-hand screw shaft, although the Ministry of Defense has not commented on what happened so far. According to experts, if the problem is not resolved, the ship will have to go to the dry dock in Rosyth, Scotland, months before a technical examination scheduled for 2023.

The warship was bid farewell to a solemn concert accompanied by music on Saturday afternoon in Portsmouth. The Prince of Wales, who holds the position of flagship in NATO, is currently on his way to military exercises with the participation of the US Marine Corps and units of the US and Canadian Navy, from which, according to plans, the fifth F-35B Lightning aircraft was launched. Next-generation fighter planes, which can take off and land on the spot, will also be deployed. (MTI)

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