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posted on May, 19 2020 @ 11:29 PM
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Breaking news out of Florida. Hasn't hit the media yet. An F-35A has crashed on landing at Eglin AFB. The pilot was able to eject and is being treated for minor injuries.


-- NEWS RELEASE --

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. today at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at Eglin AFB, Fla., for evaluation and monitoring.

The pilot is in stable condition. At the time of the accident, the pilot was participating in a routine night training sortie.
First responders from the 96th Test Wing are on the scene and the site is secured.

The accident is under investigation. There was no loss of life or damage to civilian property. The name of the pilot is not being released this time.

Please contact the 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (850) 226-3876 or 33fwpublicaffairs@gmail.com with any questions.

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posted on May, 19 2020 @ 11:35 PM
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Any idea what caused the accident yet?



posted on May, 19 2020 @ 11:35 PM
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I wonder what happened. I do not know enough about that kind of aircraft to know what possibly went wrong.



posted on May, 19 2020 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: TDawg61

Nothing yet. It's only been about 3 hours, so still really early.



posted on May, 19 2020 @ 11:46 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TDawg61

Nothing yet. It's only been about 3 hours, so still really early.


Thats not the only F-35 that had an issue today. This one declared and emergency but looks like they were able to get to Lemoore NAS safely




posted on May, 20 2020 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That’s the second one in as many weeks I believe .

Once airborne they rule the sky .

The problem lately seems to be with the whole “airborne” thing . 🤔
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posted on May, 20 2020 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

There was an F-22 crash at Eglin. This is only the second US F-35 crash, with the first being a B model several years ago.



posted on May, 20 2020 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

You’re right I got the two confused .

Cost wise how many F 35’s going down does it take to equal the cost of one F 22 ? Lol



posted on May, 20 2020 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

It takes two F-35s to equal an F-22.



posted on May, 20 2020 @ 02:04 AM
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The 58th Fighter Squadron is a pilot and maintainer training squadron. So it most likely was a pilot undergoing transition training.



posted on May, 20 2020 @ 12:09 PM
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Man, transition flights are tricky..good man got out in time.....tricky at night....colors are different and depth perception messes with ya.
At night if you've been up to 8000....under the 10k rule.....reds are white and yellow , messes with you makes ya unsure
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posted on May, 20 2020 @ 12:57 PM
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Eglin will have a virtual safety day tomorrow.



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