Published a video of the fuel tank dump of an American fighter jet during takeoff

A video has been posted online with the fuel tank dump of the American F / A-18 Hornet fighter jet right during

takeoff. According to the available data, the tank contained about one and a half tons of kerosene.

The incident video was originally published inpopular service TikTok, after which the incident began to be actively discussed on Reddit. According to some experts, the reason for the tank drop could be a strong overload, which the aircraft had to experience during takeoff from an aircraft carrier. Also, the option with a malfunction of the electronics is not excluded.

Recall that the F / A-18 Hornet isa fairly popular American fighter, the development of which was carried out back in the 70s of the last century. It was used as the main weapon for bombing and air cover during Operation Desert Storm.