US Air Force fighter jet stuck on taxiway with broken A-pillar

The Japanese television channel NHK published a video showing the embarrassment of the American Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter. The incident took place at Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The 1st Air Wing of the US Marine Corps is based here.

The published footage clearly shows that the aircraft had a nose strut and it got stuck on the taxiway of the airfield. What exactly caused the breakdown is still unknown.

We add that the American aircraft Lockheed Martin F-35 is a member of the family of stealth multifunctional fighter-bombers of the fifth generation. This machine has a short takeoff and vertical landing.

The basis of the fighter's weapons are air-to-air missiles, as well as cruise missiles and guided bombs. In addition, this machine is capable of carrying anti-tank missiles on its board.

At the same time, since its birth, this aircraft has received the most controversial assessments. Despite this, the car has already entered service with eight countries of the world. And in the near future, the F-35 can replenish the fleet of six more states.

As military experts emphasize, only four vehicles were lost during operation. This figure brings the F-35 closer to civil aviation safety standards.

However, it is not yet known whether the Okinawa incident will be included in the list of losses. The final conclusions about the causes of the incident should be made by experts.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 1 December 2022 15: 20
    He's just tired.
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  3. zuuukoo Online zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 1 December 2022 19: 14
    Technical failure happens with any equipment.
    At least he just "stuck" in a funny position, and did not collapse on a residential building, burying the pilots and 12 more people.
  4. Igor Offline Igor
    Igor (Vladimirovich) 1 December 2022 21: 32
    In Russia, they can only dream of such an aircraft for now
  5. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 3 December 2022 12: 55
    Quote: Igor
    In Russia, they can only dream of such an aircraft for now

    Actually, this is a pathetic attempt to copy the Soviet Yak-141 underdeveloped 3.14ndosny.

    Only after also chasing invisibility in some radio bands, 3.14ndos finally ruined the idea to the state of occasionally flying scrap metal.

    "The US Congress has seen the light: F-35 - a planned failure to copy the Yak-141?"