ДТП F-22 и F-35
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:44 pm
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Мистер Снэппи - твой другUSAF F-35A Crashes At Eglin Four Days After F-22 Loss
Aviation Week.com 05/20/2020
Author: Steve Trimble
A U.S. Air Force F-35A crashed on landing at Eglin Air Force Base on May 19, four days after the loss of an F-22 at the same base in Florida.
In the most recent incident, the F-35 pilot, who was assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, ejected and is now in a stable condition, according to an Air Force statement.
The F-35A was participating in a routine night training sortie before the 9:30 p.m. crash, the Air Force said. An investigation of the accident is now underway.
The aircraft became the third F-35A variant loss and fourth loss for the family, coming after the fatal Japanese F-35A crash in April 2019, a Marine Corps F-35B accident in 2018 and a USAF F-35A accident at Eglin in 2014.
Along with the F-22 cash on a routine training flight on May 15, the loss of two U.S. stealth fighters within a week is a blow to the still-nascent fifth-generation fighter fleet.
Separately, Lockheed Martin announced on May 19 that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply chain would slow deliveries by 18-24 aircraft this year.