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Airframe Details for F-35 #BF-06

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Aircraft: BF-06
LM Aero T/V BF-06
Local C/N
Delivered USMC 168057
Current USMC 168057
Status [w/o]
First flight on October 25th, 2011 from NAS Fort Worth with Bill Gigliotti piloting the aircraft.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Dec 2011 [act] 168057 F-35B
11 Jan 2012 [act] 168057 USMC VMFAT-501 'VM-01' F-35B
27 Oct 2016 [msh] 168057 USMC VMFAT-501 'VM-01' F-35B
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.
27 Oct 2016 [w/o] 168057 USMC VMFAT-501 'VM-01' F-35B
In June of 2018 it was decided not to repair the aircraft due to uneconomical. It might be used as an instructional airframe in the future.

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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