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Japanese F35A Missing
« on: April 09, 2019, 15:07:43 »
The aircraft was one of 4 flying in Northern Japan. I hope the pilot is recovered safely.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/japanese-air-force-fighter-jet-missing-in-northern-japan

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 11:30:00 »
Race is on to recover as much of the aircraft as possible before the Russians and Chinese can.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/parts-of-missing-japanese-f-35-stealth-jet-found-as-us-destroyer-joins-in-on-search

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 11:56:23 »
That puts the wreck well within the continental shelf surrounding Japan roughly in the area of   40°41'48.47"N 142°59'58.45"E

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 13:56:48 »
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 14:21:13 »
A Chinese ship scrapping company bought it a few years ago.
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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 15:11:42 »
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 23:22:43 »
« Last Edit: April 11, 2019, 23:47:07 by tomahawk6 »

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 23:41:22 »
The plane may be around 1500 feet, but its exact location is unknown.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/daunting-salvage-task-awaits-japanese-f-35-investigators-baffled-by-crash



Hmmmm....does anyone find a particular part of the article to be, at least in some small way, ironic?

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...Air Self Defense Force (ASDF) investigators have found small sections of the F-35's wing floating in the sea which suggests the advanced aircraft hit the water, but not why it disappeared from radar screens without warning...

???

You’ll know it when you see it... :nod:
« Last Edit: April 11, 2019, 23:44:10 by Good2Golf »

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 10:47:27 »
Hmmmm....does anyone find a particular part of the article to be, at least in some small way, ironic?

Hmm. The parent company that built the plane could profit from its own subsidiary recovering the same aircraft. Hopefully not an incentive to build aircraft that mysteriously fall into the sea.
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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 16:43:37 »
Was thinking more about when the [stealth] aircraft “disappeared from radar”...

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Re: Japanese F35A Missing
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2019, 09:05:59 »
Since the aircraft was part of a 4 ship formation a fellow pilot/wingman should have noticed something. The pilot was a Major but didn't have a lot of hours in the F35.Just plain bad luck.

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