Incident Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 388741
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Date:Monday 3 June 2024
Time:c. 08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
Owner/operator:Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:180 km west of Misawa Air Base (MSJ/RJSM) -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Misawa Airport (MSJ/RJSM)
Destination airport:Misawa Airport (MSJ/RJSM)
Two F-35A of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) were performing an air defence combat training at 180 km west of Misawa Air Base when a warning light of "electric system" of one of F-35As illuminated. The pilot declared an emergency and made a precaution landing at Aomori Airport (AOJ/RJSA) at 08:46 LT. The second F-35A accompanied to land.
There were no personal injuries.
The runway was closed until 09:16 LT and three commercial flights were affected as 33 minutes delay in maximum.
On 6th June, the Chief of Staff, JASDF announced in a press conference that the cause of the precaution landing was "A malfunction occurred in part of the aircraft's computer system."

Registrations of two F-35As are 89-8711 (c/n AX-11) and 09-8720 (c/n AX-20), however, it is unclear which is the troubled one.


Revision history:

03-Jun-2024 13:31 isamuel Added
04-Jun-2024 04:37 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Jun-2024 16:30 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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