US media about the crash of the F-35: The car in all ways tried to "kill" the pilot


On May 19, 2020, the pilot of the F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter, after a routine night training flight, faced a huge number of problems before he managed to eject from an aircraft that crashed while landing at Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida. The combat vehicle, assigned to the 58th Gorilla Fighter Squadron, which is part of the 33rd Fighter Aviation Regiment of the US Air Force, tried by all means to "kill" the pilot before the crash, writes the American online edition The Drive.


Shortly before that, on May 15, the F-22 Raptor crashed there. These two incidents resulted in a "safety pause" when flying at the base.

According to the published report, the high landing speed was the main reason for the crash of the F-35A (number 12-005053). Accident Investigation Council Chairman Colonel Brian T. Callahan clarified that at least six factors led to the loss of the aircraft, including problems with the pilot's helmet, oxygen equipment and electronic flight control software. They all contributed to the accident.

The plane was flown at night by a qualified instructor who, before the crash, directed a training flight of a pair of fighters. During the flight, the F-35A's unique oxygen system malfunctioned, after which the pilot became overworked, which led to "cognitive degradation." The malfunctions were triggered "at the request" of the "smart" aircraft.

At the same time, the helmet-mounted display (HMD) was offset in relation to the horizon. In addition to skew, the pilot struggled with excessive brightness that made focusing difficult. As a result of the increased brightness of the projection, a "green glow" effect appeared in the cockpit. The pilot reported that he had to significantly strain his eyes to distinguish signals on the runway.




Correct display of the projection and offset of the helmet display in relation to the horizon

This suggests that the pilot was seriously distracted at the most critical moment. He really wanted to land the fighter at excessive speed and made many mistakes trying to figure out the correctness of certain readings of the systems. In the report, the HMD bias was identified as a “critical confusing element that ultimately led to an overload” of information, confusing the pilot.

When landing, the tail of the aircraft stopped responding due to sudden problems in the flight control system. Climb was also impossible due to fully deflected stabilizers that kept the nose down. As a result, the plane, which is estimated at nearly $ 176 million in the accident report, “caught fire and was completely destroyed,” leaving debris on the runway. The pilot successfully ejected.
  • Photos used: US Air Force / Ministerie van Defensie
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 17: 46
    +2
    Decepticons ... they exist laughing
  2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 10 October 2020 17: 55
    0
    An Indian programmer has fixed his past software holes.
  3. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 10 October 2020 18: 06
    +2
    I don’t know how it is with the F-35 bells and whistles, but the first picture shows a standard 3-degree glide path, otherwise well done. But on the second, there is clearly a picture of the passage of a normal glide path when correcting the approach, the deviation is higher than the glide path. Obviously increased vertical speed. It is skewed elsewhere ... Nobody canceled the basic rules
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 October 2020 18: 19
    +1
    May ... six months ago ....
    already others, a bunch of planes managed to crash ...
    And recently, the Decepticons threw someone into our ditch ...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 18: 25
      +2
      when inside the Autobots the Americans had a concussion on the remnants of the brain? lol
  5. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 10 October 2020 18: 31
    +6
    And after that Bindyuzhnik and company will continue to tell us fables about what an allegedly wonderful plane this American flying coffin is. wassat
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 19: 02
      +5
      coffins are also a business. they will not find fault with their goods)))
    2. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 10 October 2020 19: 28
      -6
      Dear, the coffin is what not flies like your Su-57. lol
      1. passing by Offline passing by
        passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 19: 53
        +5
        "Dear" you haven't read Gogol?))) and the coffins fly and the devils work in a taxi ...
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 10 October 2020 20: 13
          -3
          I read Gogol a long time ago - I managed to forget it.
          1. passing by Offline passing by
            passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 20: 23
            +2
            I am not a compatriot of the local "prince" so you were mistaken)) and those who are standing, I did not ask them from Odessa or from Kharkov.
            1. Binder Offline Binder
              Binder (Miron) 10 October 2020 20: 33
              -2
              Quote: passing by
              and I did not ask those that are from Odessa or from Kharkov.

              You are far from the people, my friend! laughing
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      3. CAMS Offline CAMS
        CAMS (Ivan) 11 October 2020 22: 56
        +2
        Su 57 flies. And by the way, it's great without a flashlight, which sincerely surprised the Americans. Or don't you even trust your masters?
        1. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 11 October 2020 23: 00
          -1
          And by the way, it's great without a flashlight, which sincerely surprised the Americans.

          - in what place did he surprise them if (and the article says about it) the Americans themselves flew like that?
          1. CAMS Offline CAMS
            CAMS (Ivan) 11 October 2020 23: 33
            +2
            Do you want it like Hollywood? A picture in real time. So who are you? Thomas the Unbeliever is poorly said. Was the bridge built? Or is it still not there, because you can't build it or you haven't seen it?
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        2. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 12 October 2020 04: 36
          -1
          Quote: KAMS
          SU 57 flies.

          We can say about the new aircraft that it flies when the production aircraft successfully perform the assigned tasks in a combat situation. We see that the F-35 meets this criterion, while the Su-57 does not.

          Quote: KAMS
          Or don't you even trust your masters?

          My Lord, like any decent Jew, has one - the Most High, there are no others and cannot be.

          Quote: KAMS
          there is only business left in this car

          Business, no doubt. No wonder they stood in line for it, and some people want to buy for any money, like Qatar, but they are refused.
          1. CAMS Offline CAMS
            CAMS (Ivan) 12 October 2020 12: 46
            +1
            On fulfillment, is it you fu35 in Syria? So 57 were there, and I also think they drew the sky for a reason. So you keep to yourself the "fly-no-fly" criteria. Absolute stupidity
            1. Binder Offline Binder
              Binder (Miron) 12 October 2020 16: 46
              0
              Quote: KAMS
              Stupidity is utter

              If you don't see the difference in the combat performance of the F-35 and the senseless demonstration of the Su-57 in Syria, then it is. lol
    3. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 11 October 2020 12: 21
      -3
      F-35 over the entire existence of the program crashed much less than the Su-27 or MiG-31 in the first 10 years of its operation. To be objective, F-16s and, for example, F-14s also fell more often than "Lightning"

      "Wonderfulness" of the Su-27 and MiG-31 - is it also a fable?
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      2. CAMS Offline CAMS
        CAMS (Ivan) 11 October 2020 23: 05
        0
        No one argues, the idea is great. If the level is completely brought, but ... Opponents also do not stand still. And the cost of maintenance and the loss of a dozen such wunderwaves, makes the critical question of achieving goals in a conflict.
        I think everything has already been calculated and there is only business left in this car
  6. Denis Arkhipov Offline Denis Arkhipov
    Denis Arkhipov (Denis Arkhipov) 12 October 2020 08: 40
    0
    crashed on landing

    the tail of the plane stopped responding

    - I've never heard such degenerate phrases. Show the photo of the author of the article ....
  7. Jozhik12 Offline Jozhik12
    Jozhik12 (Dmitry Andreev) 12 October 2020 18: 33
    0
    so how much does the car cost ?? 100kk or even so 175 millionov ??
    over 10 billionov rub