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Airframe Details for F-35 #BK-18

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Aircraft: BK-18
LM Aero T/V BK-18
Local C/N
Delivered RAF & RN ZM152
Current RAF & RN ZM152
Status [w/o]
First flight on June 12th, 2019.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] ZM152 F-35B
US local S/N: 169629.
16 Jul 2019 [act] ZM152 RAF 207 sqn F-35B
09 Jun 2020 [act] ZM152 RAF 617 sqn F-35B
20 Jun 2020 [act] ZM152 RAF 617 sqn F-35B
Deployment: Inherent Resolve

Unknown [act] ZM152 RAF 617 sqn F-35B
17 Nov 2021 [msh] ZM152 RAF 617 sqn F-35B Newsarticle
Crashed into the Mediterranean around 11:00 hrs local while operating from the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08). The pilot ejected and safely returned to the ship. Cause of the crash is under investigation. The carrier was returning to the UK after more than seven months at sea on a maiden voyage to the Far East and back.
17 Nov 2021 [w/o] ZM152 RAF 617 sqn F-35B
Operations to recover the UK F-35 jet in the Mediterranean Sea have successfully concluded in December 2021.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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