Bird strike $2+ million in damages MCAS Iwakuni USMC F-35B

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Unread post13 May 2019, 10:22

Bird strike causes more than $2 million in damages to Japan-based Marine Corps F-35B
12 May 2019 Shawn Snow

"...On Tuesday an F-35B with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, out of Iwakuni, Japan, was forced to abort a take-off because of a bird strike, according to Major Eric Flanagan, a spokesman for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

The aircraft “safely taxied off the runway,” but initial assessments indicated the high-tech stealth fighter suffered more than $2 million in damages, making it a Class A mishap, Flanagan told Marine Corps Times in an emailed statement. The incident is currently under investigation and a complete damage assessment is underway....

...The F-35B bird strike is the Corps’ second Class A mishap in less than one week. On May 3 a Marine F/A-18 out of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, made a emergency landing due to an engine bay fire. No one was injured in the F/A-18 incident.

The Navy classifies a Class A mishap as an accident resulting in $2 million or more in damages or an incident that results in death or total disability."

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Unread post13 May 2019, 12:17

Bird sucked into the engine?
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post14 May 2019, 12:17

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/y ... rps-f-35b/

Relevant to F-16.net :

"On, April 17, an Air Force F-16 with the 49th Wing out of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, struck a hawk during a routine landing."
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Unread post23 May 2019, 14:55

sh*t happens
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Unread post24 May 2019, 03:51

A bird made a passenger jumbo jet go into the Hudson River... how much damage was that worth?
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Unread post24 May 2019, 04:09

:doh: "A bird"? A FLOCK of Canadian GEESE - with multiple large birds ingested into both Airbus A320-214 engines. :devil: Blame Canadian GEESE - I do. :roll:
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Unread post24 May 2019, 07:42

My bad, a flock of those damn Canadian Geese brought down a passenger jet. In any case birds cause more damage to aircraft than most any other common factor.
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Unread post24 May 2019, 12:56

charlielima223 wrote:My bad, a flock of those damn Canadian Geese brought down a passenger jet. In any case birds cause more damage to aircraft than most any other common factor.


Including Russian Migs :)

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