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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:38 PM

Japanese pilot 'lost spatial awareness' in F-35A stealth fighter crash

Source: BBC

Japanese pilot 'lost spatial awareness' in F-35A stealth fighter crash

10 June 2019

It is highly likely that a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet that crashed into the Pacific Ocean did so because the pilot lost "spatial awareness", officials said.

The Lockheed Martin aircraft disappeared from radar screens during an exercise on 9 April.

Some debris and the remains of the 41-year-old pilot have been discovered.

Officials said F-35A flights, which had been halted, will resume after additional training.

This was the first reported crash involving an F-35A, according to Japan's Air Self Defense Force (JASDF).

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48578178


Japan is deploying F-35As to replace its ageing F-4 fighter jet. (AFP)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:02 PM

1. When you are reading about F-35s and look up and literally see two of them landing at Miramar.

Never seen one before. Wild.

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:08 PM

3. I drive past MCAS Miramar evey day

on the way to work and again heading back home. I see all sort of place and helos doing exercises. Saw a few really large official government planes landing as well. The flight path is right over the Interstate 15 and they are quite low and the landing strips on are not far from the freeway....kinda the same with commercial craft at the San Diego Airport.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:24 PM

2. Was not that the date or shortly

after when all these aircraft were grounded for some type of Avionic's issues.

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