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Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2019, 07:13
by Gamera ... 71607.html

2019/06/03, ended search for wreck, and did not recover FDR [flight data recorder].

2019/07/07, funeral ceremony for Lieutenant Colonel [posthumous] Hosomi Akinori, at Misawa AB.

Body part(s) recovered, and confirmed.

He was F-4 pilot for more than 10 years.

As at 2019/07/16, 12 F-35A of 302nd Hikoutai, training still suspended.

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2019, 10:07
by krieger22 ... 2-mai-soci

Seems like the 302nd has restarted training flights

Machine translation follows:

The Air Self-Defense Force resumed flying the state-of-the-art stealth fighter squadron that had been scheduled for the flight in the wake of the crash. The aircraft took off from Misawa Air Base, Aomori Prefecture, where the squadron is located, for the first time in about a month.

The air self is a policy to start from the basic training step by step, and the night training is not executed for the time being.

This is the state-of-the-art stealth fighter []] The accident occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Aomori Prefecture on the night of The Moon. On June 10, The Air Self published an interim report that said that the pilot of the accident aircraft was likely to have fallen into a "spatial disorientation" in which he lost his sense of balance.

Education, training, and inspection of aircraft for spatial disorientation have been promoted, and the local government has gained an understanding of the resumption of flight. Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters on Sunday that he was able to take all measures to ensure the safety of the flight. "We want to make sure that there is no delay as much as possible" in the deployment of the same type of aircraft in the future. [Machida Tokujo, Heike Yudai]

English language source here: ... atal-crash

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2019, 15:27
by Gamera ... 040127000c

Thursday, 2019/08/01:
F-35A x 2.
JASDF, based at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture.

14:45, training flights resumed, but not night training flights.

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 11:04
by Gamera
(IMO, a sh*tty night.) ... 0-yom-soci ... onews-soci ... 8-jij-soci ... onews-soci ... onews-soci ... 4-mai-soci

Friday, 2019/08/09:
Accident report, final version.

Accident cause is pilot's spatial disorientation, same conclusion as accident report mid-term version dated 2019/06/10.
Pilot not aware his altitude and attitude.

Accident investigation committee used simulator to reproduce accident according to data from data-share system and radar site.
Based on recovered engine fragments, engine was at high revolution speed before and until crash.

Control system, electric system, and engine were normally operating.
If not, simulator could not reproduce same trajectory.

During dive at 60 degrees and almost sonic speed, alarm sound and collision and speed warnings in display monitor, as appeared in simulator, warned pilot, but pilot began to recover a few degrees before crash.

One minute before crash, wingman flew near accident F-35, and could distract accident pilot.

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2019, 15:28
by Gamera
>Tuesday, 9 April 2019:
>79-8705. #705. US S/N 15-5158. C/N AX-05. ... 81604.html

Accident F-35 #705 was one of four aircraft in air combat training, and his opponent was the third of these aircraft.
To avoid US military aircraft approaching their training area, he began to descend.

The third aircraft he fought, was 2,200 m below him.
After the third aircraft flew by, he banked 135 degrees, and almost inverted.

Then he suddenly circled left 90 degrees.
From altitude 9,900 m, he descended at 60 degrees, and above 900 km/h.
From altitude 6,000 m, speed warning activated...

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 11:44
by Gamera ... 02439.html


JASDF Misawa AB commander visits Misawa City mayor, and says F-35A night training will resume from 2019/09/17.

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 15:10
by ricnunes
Thanks Gamera! That really sheds light to what lead to this tragedy.

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 12 Sep 2019, 11:42
by Gamera
No problemo, dude.
The truth is out there.

Re: JASDF F-35A crashed

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2019, 14:58
by Gamera ... webtoo-l02

Tuesday, 2019/09/17:
Aomori Prefecture, Misawa AB, JASDF F-35A resumed night training.

After 17:40, two F-35 moved from hangar to runway.
17:54, took off.
After 19:05, approached from east of air base, and began first of three touch and go.
19:32, landed.