Incident Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 99-8715, Wednesday 8 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time:11:58 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 (JASDF)
Registration: 99-8715
MSN: AX-15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:190 km W of Misawa Air Base (MSJ) -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Misawa Airport (MSJ/RJSM)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) made an emergency landing at Hakodate Airport (HKD/RJCH) at 12:18 LT. The Lightning II took off Misawa at 11:15 LT, and suffered trouble on computer system at 11:58 LT while flying over the Sea of Japan, 190 km west of Misawa, with another F-35A (reg. 19-8725, c/n AX-25) which also landed at Hakodate. No injuries were reported. The runway of Hakodate was closed for ten minutes, and one commercial departure flight delayed a half hour. According to JASDF, similar computer troubles had been reported previously.
JASDF temporally suspended flights of all F-35s for safety verification and pilot training. Two F-35As returned to Misawa on 10th December.

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Revision history:

08-Dec-2021 15:28 isamuel Added
08-Dec-2021 16:18 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Dec-2021 11:38 isamuel Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Dec-2021 20:14 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2021 15:51 isamuel Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-May-2022 08:12 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

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