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Promises to voice preliminary data on the reasons for the fall of the F-35 were not fulfilled in the US Air Force

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The US Air Force did not fulfill its promise on the fact of investigating the causes of the accident with a fifth-generation fighter F-35. We are talking about the crash of a U.S. Air Force combat aircraft that occurred on May 19 at around 21:30 pm local time. Then it was reported that the fighter, which was part of the squadron based at the Eglin airfield, was carrying out a planned flight. The pilot reported a loss of control over the aircraft and was forced to eject.


In the US Air Force, a statement was made that "before the end of the month preliminary results of the investigation of the causes of the accident with the F-35 will be presented." However, at the moment, no official statements about the causes of the incident with the fifth generation fighter in the United States have been made.

Previously, there was information that the main reason for the crash of the aircraft can serve as “non-original spare parts”. This refers to the details of the fighter, which the military, preferring to print on a 3D printer, without waiting for delayed deliveries due to a malfunctioning logistics program. At the same time, the fighter manufacturing company reacted extremely negatively to reports that the F-35 was equipped with “printed” components and stated that such aircraft could be outside the scope of the licensed maintenance program.

Another unofficial version of a fighter crash is the pilot error version. Earlier, there was evidence that the flight was training. But at the same time, it was not reported who exactly was involved in the piloting of the fighter.

In any case, the US Air Force clearly took a break from the publication of official data on the preliminary results of the investigation.

The reason for this approach may lie in the search for "consensus" in the first place for themselves. Indeed, if you declare that the fall took place due to a technical problem, then this may hit the image of the fighter among those who are part of the program for their acquisition. If you report a pilot error, it means "to question the professionalism of American pilots."
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 2 June 2020 10: 01 New
    +4
    Well, they would say ... fell because it is heavier than air! Sounds very neutral ....
    And there is no blow to the image and "the professionalism of American pilots will remain without" doubt. " yes
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 2 June 2020 10: 09 New
      +5
      The pilot reported a loss of control over the aircraft and was forced to eject.

      Well, they would have announced that the control of the plane lost by the pilot was found! yes
      1. novel66
        novel66 2 June 2020 12: 22 New
        +2
        on the ground ... in a funnel ... at a depth of 2 meters
    2. novel66
      novel66 2 June 2020 10: 48 New
      +2
      By the way, you can refer to Isaac our Newton lol Lesha, the kindest!
      1. Kart
        Kart 2 June 2020 10: 52 New
        +3
        While referring to William of our Shakespeare.
        Pure theater.
      2. Avanturist
        Avanturist 2 June 2020 10: 52 New
        -1
        Quote: novel xnumx
        By the way, you can refer to Isaac our Newton lol Lesha, the kindest!

        Or Professor .. He always knows how to get out. hi
        Serious people invested in this project a failure and until the money is beaten off they will not calm down ..
        1. novel66
          novel66 2 June 2020 10: 53 New
          +3
          he is silent meaningfully ...
          1. Mouse
            Mouse 2 June 2020 11: 50 New
            +4
            Does it pause expertly? laughing
            1. novel66
              novel66 2 June 2020 12: 21 New
              +4
              yeah! they do not fall, but fly, go, maybe amer
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 2 June 2020 10: 04 New
    -1
    The reason for this approach may lie in the search for "consensus" in the first place for themselves. Indeed, if you declare that the fall took place due to a technical problem, then this may hit the image of the fighter among those who are part of the program for their acquisition. If you report a pilot error, it means "to question the professionalism of American pilots."

    What problems? The exposure of the green men, the Bermuda triangle of tentacles held out, a flash in the sun ....
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 2 June 2020 10: 29 New
      +3
      Rather, they will announce the result of the Russian radar in Lourdes.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 2 June 2020 10: 38 New
        0
        Quote: Sergey39
        Rather, they will announce the result of the Russian radar in Lourdes.

        There is nothing special there, not just BEFORE!
        1. Sergey39
          Sergey39 2 June 2020 10: 40 New
          +2
          But when did it stop them?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 2 June 2020 10: 54 New
            +3
            Well, you can also hint at the smoke from Cuban cigars, if sho ....
            The Yankees themselves are surprised about the military ... prudence, caution, or what!
            1. Avanturist
              Avanturist 2 June 2020 11: 01 New
              -2
              Quote: rocket757
              The Yankees themselves are surprised about the military ... prudence, caution, or what!

              Ну в разработке этого "чуда" не одни США учавствовали ,поэтому и такая секретность вдруг проявилась ..)))
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 2 June 2020 11: 07 New
                -1
                okay, let the allies mimic ....
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 2 June 2020 10: 15 New
    +1
    This means that they will be dragged to the causes of Russian hackers. Now it is fashionable, so the progressive public is eating. The sanctions are fresh, again, then ...
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 June 2020 10: 20 New
    +2
    in search of "Consensus" primarily for ourselves
    Consensus is good, of course, but for some reason you immediately recall one country leader who, too, was all looking for consensus and sought out. On the one hand, you can understand the command, because they want both yours and ours, but in this situation (the plane crashed) is it still necessary to establish the truth?
  5. sav
    sav 2 June 2020 10: 23 New
    +1
    Может с "вешалки" чего забыли снять (фото к статье)?
    1. kit88
      kit88 2 June 2020 12: 14 New
      +8
      С самого начала не понимал - зачем ему эта "вешалка"? Сколько народу её проектировало, тратили время, деньги. Занимает внутренний объем, подключена поди либо к пневмо-, либо к электро- системе поди....
      Но всё равно старая добрая дедовская наземная "лестница" (стремянка по науке) - в сто раз удобней.
      How is the emergency escape tool? If you want to live, you will jump without it, not high.
  6. knn54
    knn54 2 June 2020 10: 33 New
    -1
    Most likely, tail feathering vibrations. Due to overload or a high angle of attack. The flight is still training.
    "Болячку".видимо,не устранили.
  7. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 2 June 2020 10: 42 New
    +3
    But there are a lot of them. And they will do it again. and the fact that they have a bunch of bugs in the software, they rust, the coating flies off ... All this is nonsense.
    1. Avanturist
      Avanturist 2 June 2020 10: 58 New
      -2
      Quote: Dzafdet
      But there are a lot of them. And they will do it again. and the fact that they have a bunch of bugs in software

      Quiet !!!
      Quote: Dzafdet
      they rust, the coating flies off ... All this is nonsense.

      This has yet to be proved, but the main thing is to sell!
      The most important thing is able to take off and land ..))))
  8. Avior
    Avior 2 June 2020 11: 02 New
    +1
    maybe it would still be useful to have a two-seat version, especially for an airplane of such mass production?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 2 June 2020 23: 57 New
      +2
      Not necessary. The F-35 has a developed autopilot. During shock missions
      the pilot is not very busy controlling the airplane. He can concentrate
      on weapons and network communications with other aircraft.
      The F-16 is different. They attack from extremely low altitudes. Pilot
      for a second can not tear himself away from control. And deals with weapons
      navigator. He commands when to make a candle and / or to launch rockets or bombs.
  9. fider
    fider 2 June 2020 11: 33 New
    +2
    Well, fell and fell, you what to worry? tongue laughing
  10. Mouse
    Mouse 2 June 2020 11: 53 New
    0
    “Till the end of the month preliminary results of the investigation of the causes of the accident with the F-35 will be presented.”

    Investigated, investigated, re-examined and it turned out that it is better
    to classify!
    1. Domovenok
      Domovenok 2 June 2020 13: 15 New
      0
      Quote: Mouse
      Investigated, investigated, re-examined and it turned out that it is better
      to classify!

      But you have to buy vassals! Take off and land And this is important !!!!
  11. ZVS
    ZVS 2 June 2020 12: 33 New
    -3
    But are in Russia voiced the reasons for the catastrophes of military aircraft? Also never voiced. As an example: Tu-154 in Sochi, the crash of Mi-8 in Klin, the crash of Mi-8 in Coal mines. This is just a snap. And also the disaster Mi-28 N at night in the Krasnodar Territory. The RF Ministry of Defense has never brought to the public the causes of the catastrophes of its sides. So do not blame the United States.
  12. Domovenok
    Domovenok 2 June 2020 13: 13 New
    +1
    Что то "товарищей наших" из Израиля не слышно ..Они ведь Программное обеспечение разрабатывали для Ф-35 ? Как они его нахваливали помнится ,прям кипяток был на сайте ..Сейчас затихли ! laughing
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 2 June 2020 13: 27 New
      +1
      Domovenok Today, 13:13 PM NEW
      +1
      Что то "товарищей наших" из Израиля не слышно ..Они ведь Программное обеспечение разрабатывали для Ф-35 ? Как они его нахваливали помнится ,прям кипяток был на сайте ..Сейчас затихли ! laughing
      Yes, yes ... The allies of the merikatos subsided. Do new manuals print? wink Or do they mourn for carnivores in the meritosia?
      1. Domovenok
        Domovenok 3 June 2020 08: 53 New
        -1
        Quote: aszzz888
        Yes, yes ... The allies of the merikatos subsided. Do new manuals print? wink Or do they have funeral mourning in the mericatosia?

        wassat good Afraid if the US gives up then all kirdyk
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 3 June 2020 10: 05 New
          +1
          Domovenok Today, 08:53 PM NEW
          0
          Quote: aszzz888
          Yes, yes ... The allies of the merikatos subsided. Do new manuals print? wink Or do they have funeral mourning in the mericatosia?

          wassat good Afraid if the US gives up then all kirdyk
          Definitely - kirdyk! wink
  13. veritas
    veritas 2 June 2020 15: 31 New
    +5
    that the fall took place due to a technical problem, this could hit the image of the fighter

    In any case, the image suffered. Pilots are unlikely to be put on such a machine, most likely a technical problem.
  14. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 2 June 2020 21: 19 New
    +1
    If the problem was clearly of a technical nature, then they would suspend
    flights of all F-35A. How it was done after the crash of the F-35B Marines
    on a training base.
  15. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 3 June 2020 06: 34 New
    0
    Built-in footboard similar to Su25
    1. Selevc
      Selevc 3 June 2020 15: 38 New
      0
      f-35 is not a plane - it is a flying external debt of the USA !!! But the most drama of the situation is probably that flying wunderwafers, at least cut out with a jigsaw from a single piece of gold, but they fall the same way as plywood ...
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 3 June 2020 21: 30 New
        0
        In any case, there are more than ours .....
  16. aviator6768
    aviator6768 4 June 2020 01: 03 New
    0
    Are you ready to voice the reasons for the fall of an old fifty dollars (even B-ki) in the adler with the ensemble? That ...