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F-35 Accidents & Mishaps for the United States Marine Corps

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Found 4 aircraft, displaying 1- 4 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
27 Oct 2016 [ w/o] 168057 USMC VMFAT-501 F-35B Details
The F-35 suffered an in-flight fire, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at MCAS Beaufort. The flames were caused by a faulty bracket issue, which was known as a potential hazard by officials overseeing the F-35 programme, and grazed electrical wiring near hydraulic lines. A fire erupted when an electrical short ignited a small hydraulic leak.
28 Sep 2018 [ w/o] 168719 USMC VMFAT-501 F-35B News Article Details
The aircraft crashed around 11:45 local time near MCAS Beaumont due to a fuel tube failure on the engine. The pilot ejected safely.
15 Dec 2022 [ ] 170061 F-35B News Article Details
During a hoover test there was a malfunction in which the aircraft landed on the runway and got out of control raising it's back and tipping nose down into the ground with the pilot ejecting. The pilot ejected safely.
01 Dec 2022 [ ] 169617 USMC VMFA-121 F-35B Details
The aircraft suffered a nose landing gear collapse at Kadena AB while being towed following an emergency/precautionary landing.

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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