According to the leaked video, the American fighter crashed while trying to land aboard the aircraft carrier "USS Carl Vinson" while working in the South China Sea.
The video, which was circulated on social media and was filmed from aboard the aircraft carrier during the crash, showed the plane approaching the ship when the screen filled with smoke.
A later image shows the jet plane floating in the water after it plunged into the sea, surrounded by murky water and debris with the cockpit open.
For its part, the US Navy confirmed the authenticity of the circulated video, while the United States was racing against time to retrieve the wreckage of the $100 million fighter from the bottom of the South China Sea.
A spokesman for the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, Lieutenant Nicholas Lingo, said that the video clip and image of the crash were real, and that the accident was still under investigation.
It is reported that the pilot safely exited the plane, but he was among the 7 injured in the accident, all of them are in stable condition, and the investigation into the accident is still ongoing.