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F-35 Accidents & Mishaps for the United States Air Force

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Found 6 aircraft, displaying 1- 6 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
23 Jun 2014 [ w/o] 10-5015 10- 5015 USAF 58 FS F-35A Details
Suffered an engine fire caused by excessive rubbing of the fan blades inside the engine. Determined as a cat. 5, so writen-off.
22 Aug 2018 [ act] 11-5024 11- 5024 USAF 58 FS F-35A Details
Suffered a nose landing gear failure upon landing at Eglin. The aircraft was slightly damaged and flown again soon after.
23 Sep 2016 [ sto] 12-5052 12- 5052 USAF 61 FS F-35A Details
Suffered a fire on the flightline at Mountain Home AFB.
19 May 2020 [ w/o] 12-5053 12- 5053 USAF 58 FS F-35A News Article Details
The aircraft crashlanded on runway 30 at Eglin AFB at 21:26 local. The pilot ejected safely but sustained nonlife threatening injuries. The aircraft rolled, caught fire and was completely destroyed.
19 Oct 2022 [ w/o] 15-5197 15- 5197 USAF 34 FS F-35A News Article Details
On final approach to landing the pilot experienced a slight rumbling to his aircraft due to wake turbulence from preceding aircraft. This air flow disturbance resulted in erroneous inputs to the air data application (ADA) of the F-35 flight control system. The erroneous inputs to the ADA resulted in a condition in which the aircraft flight controls did not respond correctly for the actual current conditions of the F-35. Recognizing that the F-35 was not responding appropriately to control inputs the pilot selected full afterburner power to attempt to recover to controlled flight. Due to the low altitude, low airspeed, and sideslip flight path of the F-35 the pilot was unable to recover the aircraft and initiated ejection. The pilot ejected before the F-35 impacted the ground and was destroyed.
Jun 2020 [ sto] 17-5269 17- 5269 USAF 421 FS F-35A Details
Suffered a nose landing gear seperation with the nose being severly damaged.

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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Dec 18, 2022 - 06:40 PM
Missing the Utah Crash and WS Landing incident


One jsut went down on a nose gear collapse at White Settlement/JRB Carswell/Air Force Assembly Plant 4

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