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F-35 Aircraft Database

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

Found 2 aircraft, displaying 1-2 [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 USNavy VFA-101 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.

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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