Incident Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 10-5015, Monday 23 June 2014
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Date:Monday 23 June 2014
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic F35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
Owner/operator:33rd FWg USAF
Registration: 10-5015
MSN: AF-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Eglin Air Force Base, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:VPS
Destination airport:VPS
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The aircraft was preparing to conduct a continuation training mission at the time of the incident, but aborted during takeoff at Eglin Air Force Base due to a fire in the back end of the aircraft.

Fire caused by excessive blade rubbing in the third-stage fan of the integrally bladed rotor (IBR) low pressure section of the F135 engine.

Sources:

1. https://news.usni.org/2014/06/23/breaking-fire-breaks-f-35-eglin-air-force-base-pilot-safe
2. http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-latest-engine-fire-cause-emerges
3. http://www.f-16.net/downloads/F-35-AIB-Reports/10-5015.pdf

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jun-2014 06:18 Anon. Added
24-Jun-2014 06:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Aug-2014 04:14 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2018 06:00 marko Updated [Source]
22-Feb-2020 18:04 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Source, Operator]

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