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F-35B Crash in South Carolina

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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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Breaking news...

news.usni.org...




posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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Surprised it took this long. Fleet wide they've flown over 150,000 hours.
edit on 9/28/2018 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: TheHans

Pilot appears to have ejected safely according to a local sheriff.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:14 PM
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It appears that it was a US aircraft, according to sources reporting to the media. One anonymous source was kind enough to say "It's a total loss".



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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Thankfully the pilots safe and the accident didn’t happen over Afghanistan



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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I wonder if any of the POGO issues noted. Played a part?



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: blackbird9393

My early, and totally WAG, is another bay fire, and this one burned through. The last one was bad enough they were talking about scrapping the aircraft.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yea could be. Iv been thinking since it was the training wing. A trainee pilot made human error.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: blackbird9393

They're the same ones that had the previous bay fire.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ah nice, thanks for the update. I’m going to check google now regarding the bay fire.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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The aircraft was being flown by an instructor pilot. He has been confirmed to be uninjured.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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DAmn, and she was just outside her 7/70,000 mile warranty. Imagine that.
Surprised there is no grounding of the fleet yet. Wish I was still a safety guy....I used to get all the preliminary reports.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

At this point, barring another Eglin, or something physically separating, I doubt we'll see a fleet wide grounding.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

If it's a known issue, I would have thought the entire fleet would have been held down to look at that bracket.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

The earlier bay fires were caused by the integrated power system. It would overheat, and they have multiple hydraulic lines in the bays.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:43 PM
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And we have a current winner of the "Media Dumbass of the Day" award.


But the crash on Friday could raise questions about the viability of Lockheed Martin’s highest-profile aircraft as deliveries are set to ramp up to both U.S. and international customers.

foreignpolicy.com...



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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I am in Georgetown SC at the moment. My boss is in Beaufort. I texted him just after this happened but haven't heard him yet.
Quad



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I think Zerohedge has you beat bro, hehe.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: cenpuppie

I haven't seen theirs. I only read that one because it was the most recently updated. I usually try really hard to stick to aviation pages with these stories.




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