Accident Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II , Tuesday 4 January 2022
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Date:Tuesday 4 January 2022
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic F35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
Owner/operator:South Korean Air Force
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Seosan AB, South Chungcheong Province -   South Korea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Seosan Air Base (HMY/RKTP)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A South Korean Air Force F-35A performed a wheels up landing on a foam covered runway at Seosan AB, South Chungcheong Province after a reportedly avionics related landing gear malfunction.
The airplane hit an eagle midflight. The damage to the airplane turned out to be so extensive, that the airplane was written off.

Sources:

http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?Seq_Code=166725&lang=e
https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/2023-12-01/national/defense/F35A-fighter-jet-faces-retirement-after-hitting-an-eagle-midflight/1925918

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2022 07:32 gerard57 Added
04-Jan-2022 07:54 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
04-Jan-2022 12:41 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
02-Dec-2023 12:32 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Dec-2023 12:32 gerard57 Updated

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