US Air Force lost two 5th generation fighters at the same base in a week


US media report the fall of the fifth-generation fighter F-35A Lightning II at the Eglin base in Florida. On May 15, another fifth-generation fighter, the F-22, fell on the same base.


The crash of Lightning II occurred at 21:30 local time on May 19.

F-35A made a scheduled flight, taking off from Eglin air base. After some time, the pilot reported that control of the fighter was lost. The pilot was ordered to eject

- the incident report says.

The aircraft was part of the 58th aviation wing of the base. The fighter crashed during landing, but the exact reason for the loss of the military aircraft is still unknown. There is no damage or casualties due to the fall of the F-35A. The pilot is hospitalized with injuries.

F-35 fighter jets were developed by the Lockheed Martin company from the USA in three versions: F-35A - ground fighter for the Air Force; F-35B - aircraft with vertical landing and short take-off; F-35C - carrier-based fighter for the Navy.
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  1. GRF Offline
    GRF 20 May 2020 17: 42
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    Whose hackers will be blamed? After all, of course, the one who intervenes, and not the one who provides the opportunity will be to blame ... Lockheed! Lockheed! It is enchanting. The catapult works perfectly, well done.
  2. T. Henks Offline
    T. Henks (Igor) 20 May 2020 18: 26
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    No luck Boeing. No luck Lockheed. So close to the zugunder. And again, the control system failed. AI however. As Kartsev spoke in Raikin’s language, are there no complaints about buttons?
  3. Cyril Offline
    Cyril (Kirill) 20 May 2020 18: 41
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    2 fighters of different types. At the same time, both airplanes (I mean generally models, and not specific products) already have such a rainy clock. And F-22 also has a very mature age. So there is nothing direct supernatural in such accidents / disasters. It is unlikely that this will somehow affect the sales of Lightning.
    1. isofat Offline
      isofat (Sergei) 21 May 2020 00: 29
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      Quote: Cyril
      There is nothing supernatural in such accidents / disasters. It is unlikely that this will somehow affect the sales of Lightning.

      Cyril, you still forgot to mention that aircraft maintenance is expensive and since two of them have fallen, this is a good saving for the US budget.
      1. Cyril Offline
        Cyril (Kirill) 21 May 2020 00: 55
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        I never forget what I want to say. Everything is fine with my memory
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  4. shadow Offline
    shadow 20 May 2020 19: 36
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    Most likely, his tail fell off. On supersonic flew for more than a minute.
  5. Dear sofa expert. 21 May 2020 01: 20
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    Time works against the Americans, justifying the parable:

    If you sit for a long time on the bank of the river, you can see how the corpse of your enemy will pass by.
  6. slesarg65 Offline
    slesarg65 (Igor Ivanov) 21 May 2020 01: 22
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    And they just did not invite strippers on board? And then the brazen submarines had incidents ....