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South Korean Air Force F-35A training flight ends with emergency landing

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The incident with the fifth generation F-35A fighter of the South Korean Air Force took place today, January 4, during a training flight. Technical problems led to an emergency landing, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of South Korea reports, citing a statement from the Air Force.


According to the report, the F-35A fighter, performing a training flight, had problems with the landing gear, so it was decided to land the aircraft on its belly. Before landing, the airstrip of the military air base was covered with special foam to reduce friction and prevent serious damage to the fuselage. The fighter pilot managed to land the car, the plane, according to preliminary data, did not receive serious damage, the pilot does not need hospitalization.

The Ministry of Defense of South Korea emphasizes that this is the first successful landing of an F-35A fighter on the belly outside of the United States since the start of export deliveries of the aircraft.

It is noted that the incident took place at one of the military air bases of the South Korean Air Force near Seoul. The cause of the chassis malfunction has not been reported; a special commission will be involved in establishing all the circumstances, which will include South Korean and American specialists, including from Lockheed Martin.

At the moment, all flights of the South Korean F-35A are suspended indefinitely pending the end of the investigation.

To date, the South Korean Air Force is armed with 30 F-35A fighters. South Korea signed a contract for the supply of 40 F-35A aircraft in 2014 with the start of delivery in 2019. It all cost $ 6,4 billion. However, they do not intend to stop in Seoul, and in 2020 they decided to double the number of aircraft purchased, i.e. additionally purchase 20 F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing fighters and 20 more F-35A fighters.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 4 January 2022 16: 01
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    F-35A of the South Korean Air Force ends with an emergency landing
    Good news ! smile
    1. Asad
      Asad 4 January 2022 16: 12
      +2
      They are building a Zvezda shipyard for us! And you!
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 5 January 2022 01: 58
        0
        Quote: ASAD
        shipyard ,, Zvezda ,,

        What happiness to you from this shipyard?
      2. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 5 January 2022 11: 34
        -1
        Quote: ASAD
        are building!

        I didn't recognize you in the mask ... Miller? Sechin?
        1. Asad
          Asad 5 January 2022 11: 36
          -2
          You are apolitical!
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 5 January 2022 11: 43
            +2
            Quote: ASAD
            Apolitical

            From the point of view of Sechin and Miller, yes! Ordinary citizens do not get much from Zvezda ...
    2. figwam
      figwam 4 January 2022 16: 25
      +7
      The cause of the chassis malfunction is not reported

      Forgot to download the update in the air.
    3. mitrich
      mitrich 4 January 2022 17: 19
      +1
      What's good? Did not crash into splashes, did not burn out, did not drown. And these are little things, they will restore.
      1. Momento
        Momento 4 January 2022 19: 46
        +1
        if he sat on his belly it is unlikely. if only without a weapon will fly - for training
  2. Asad
    Asad 4 January 2022 16: 05
    +7
    I hope there will not be such a "battle" as with the news about an Israeli helicopter?
    1. mitrich
      mitrich 4 January 2022 21: 28
      0
      Yes, the people there have had a full time. And I, a little too. laughing
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 4 January 2022 16: 07
    0
    It was necessary for the pilot to shout "banzai, or whatever it sounds like in Korean" to direct the plane towards Japan, and to eject himself urgently wassat
    1. vindigo
      vindigo 4 January 2022 16: 45
      +5
      "Manse!" screaming. Or "shibal" is already a mat. Our word with the letter b.
      1. mitrich
        mitrich 4 January 2022 17: 21
        -3
        B .. shorter. Obviously we will defeat them in the air war. wassat
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 4 January 2022 18: 43
          -3
          Quote: mitrich
          B .. shorter. Obviously we will defeat them in the air war. wassat

          recourse belay sad fool exam ...
          1. Shahno
            Shahno 4 January 2022 18: 57
            -2
            Yeah. Before a short comma.
            Although, maybe it meant the size.
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  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 January 2022 16: 10
    +1
    Before landing, the runway of the military airbase was covered special foam to reduce friction and prevent serious damage to the fuselage.
    belay A couple of tons of banana peel should be kept in the refrigerators at each airfield. Cheap and environmentally friendly! Definitely. repeat
    1. Asad
      Asad 4 January 2022 16: 16
      0
      Do we have something like that?
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 4 January 2022 16: 48
        +2
        Quote: ASAD
        Do we have something like that?

        Of course. A simple Russian land plot next to the GDP. And the strip from this special coating does not need to be cleaned
        1. Asad
          Asad 4 January 2022 17: 17
          0
          Severely! But it is economical.
          1. Tusv
            Tusv 4 January 2022 18: 14
            0
            Quote: Tusv
            Severely! But it is economical.

            Not. Purely in accordance with GOST, so that there was no churchyard. Never noticed that the grass ant around the runway is very well-groomed like a lawn near the White House? Just for such cases
      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 4 January 2022 17: 09
        +1
        Quote: ASAD
        Do we have something like that?

        Banana peel? Yes, but only in the bazaar.
        special foam to reduce friction and prevent serious damage to the fuselage.
        I have not heard, I think not, the number of airfields exceeds the capacity of the chemical industry repeat
      3. grandfather_Kostya
        grandfather_Kostya 4 January 2022 18: 05
        +1
        We have Semyon Semyonich Gorbunkov slipped on a watermelon rind. No need to throw away the crust - store it at all aerodromes!
      4. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 4 January 2022 18: 46
        -2
        Quote: ASAD
        Do we have something like that?

        yes ... many times the chassis did not come out, sat down on the concrete road, caught fire, there were fires, more often no.
  5. fa2998
    fa2998 4 January 2022 16: 24
    +1
    They use good foam! We use a similar "device" ,? Or immediately for repair. hi
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 4 January 2022 16: 50
      +7
      Quote: fa2998
      They use good foam! We use a similar "device" ,? Or immediately for repair

      Fire foam. Not for lubrication, in general, but in case of fuel spills. With this fit, foam gets into the hot engine. So to say that everything is there "no problem", I would be careful. There will be repairs. Even if the fuselage is intact.
      It has been invented for a long time to pour foam on a concrete runway. Otherwise, a sheaf of sparks from the friction of metal on concrete ignites the fuel, if it spills, instantly. Firefighters with foam are always on duty at the airport.
    2. mitrich
      mitrich 4 January 2022 17: 23
      0
      We have boards greased with grease wassat
    3. Avior
      Avior 4 January 2022 18: 23
      +3
      They sit on the foam everywhere for a very long time already in such cases.
      Moscow. July, 12. INTERFAX.RU - A Superjet-100 plane landed without landing gear in Ramenskoye near Moscow, an informed source told Interfax.

      "The test pilots flew the plane after a series of works. Before landing, they reported that the right landing gear had failed, and it was decided to land in emergency mode," the source said.

      The runway was previously covered with foam to prevent the aircraft from catching fire. "The plane landed on a foamy runway without a right landing gear, and it did not leave before landing. The crew was not injured, there were no passengers on board," the source said.
      1. Liam
        Liam 4 January 2022 19: 25
        -3
        Quote: Avior
        They sit on the foam everywhere for a very long time already in such cases.

  6. Split
    Split 4 January 2022 16: 29
    +1
    The weapon loves caress, cleaning and ... lubrication wassat
  7. Light
    Light 4 January 2022 16: 29
    -1
    Well, that's right, they were shoveled with raw, under-tested aircraft, let them eat.
    1. Siberia55
      Siberia55 4 January 2022 16: 46
      0
      Foam is included in the package, in the form of moral damage
  8. Lykases1
    Lykases1 4 January 2022 16: 37
    +5
    Any technique breaks down.
  9. yuriy55
    yuriy55 4 January 2022 16: 41
    0
    South Korean Air Force F-35A training flight ends with emergency landing

    Have you, gentlemen, Israelis, had problems with the F-35i?
    Accident statistics do not inspire concern, and there are a lot of them in any aviation ... Even in Korea there are 40 "invisible" ... Where the world is heading ... recourse
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 4 January 2022 17: 44
      +1

      yuriy55 (Siberian)
      Today, 16: 41
      NEW
      +3
      South Korean Air Force F-35A training flight ends with emergency landing

      Have you, gentlemen, Israelis, had problems with the F-35i?
      they silently minus wink
    2. Third district
      Third district 4 January 2022 22: 06
      +3
      Take, for example, our deck-mounted Yak-38. His pilots called it - emergency. But no one raised a fuss because of this, it was still exploited. Even in Afghanistan they tried to use it. And this is just an emergency landing.
    3. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 4 January 2022 23: 21
      0
      Why 40, in article 30 (minus one). 40 is still in the project.
      And they themselves control some kind of device.
  10. Tusv
    Tusv 4 January 2022 16: 41
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    My admiration for the ground services of the South Korean airfield. Cover the concrete with special foam for a couple of minutes. It's incredibly cool. We would just be planted in a field
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 4 January 2022 17: 47
      +1
      Quote: Tusv
      My admiration for the ground services of the South Korean airfield.

      Sometimes in films you look with skepticism about the work of airfield services. And here is a specific situation. You correctly noticed about the foam. yes
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 4 January 2022 20: 14
        -3
        Quote: yuriy55
        Sometimes in films you look with skepticism about the work of airfield services. And here is a specific situation. You correctly noticed about the foam.

        My father-in-law is the head of ATB. An emergency belly landing is just next to the runway, because the grass there is always well-groomed. But there are all sorts of different kinds of foam: only all the chassis are operational, but with the threat of breaking or the pilot is not sure of himself. This is the law
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 4 January 2022 20: 55
          -2
          Or the landing speed is too high. Such special tools are available in every airport. In civil aviation for sure. And no one trumpets about heroism
    2. Asad
      Asad 4 January 2022 18: 16
      +1
      Well, in a couple of minutes this is too much, he did not immediately blurted out. Maybe an hour flew by while preparing
    3. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 4 January 2022 23: 23
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      ... Cover the concrete with special foam for a couple of minutes. It's incredibly cool.
      ..... pass your admiration to the airfield service when this vein with GDP will literally rip off with a blade ..... try to tear off at least a couple of centimeters of polyurethane foam ... then you will understand this device on the GDP
      1. Nikon O'Conor
        Nikon O'Conor 5 January 2022 08: 01
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        Have you ever seen / touched fire foam? Polyurethane foam on GDP is tin)))
        + To you for a smile))
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 5 January 2022 09: 14
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          Have you ever seen / touched fire foam?
          ... well, the chest of drawers of the GDZS department is waxing ... so I know what I am setting out ... the foam solution does not reduce any friction in this case ... it can only prevent a fire ... especially in the article
          it was "covered with a special foam to reduce friction and prevent serious damage to the fuselage." ... that is, the foam solution was the polyurethane foam ....
          1. Nikon O'Conor
            Nikon O'Conor 5 January 2022 09: 32
            0
            Thank you, I didn’t know. If so, then I sympathize with the aerodrome service, I know the foam firsthand)))
            1. Crimean partisan 1974
              Crimean partisan 1974 5 January 2022 09: 55
              0
              Thank you, I didn’t.
              ..... but not at all ... just add .... mainly in the fire brigade they use a foaming agent based on all kinds of salts (bromide, sodium) .... however, there are animals in this area as polyurethane foaming agents, .. .but they are used only to block the object to stop the atmosphere from outside ... for direct extinguishing they are dangerous because polyurethane foam does not smolder, but it smolders, releasing hydrocyanic acid ... therefore, there is no such beast directly at the airfield service ... so it must be somewhere were looking for ... and fill the strip with simple foam ... Airfield Auto will pair in a couple of minutes
  11. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 4 January 2022 18: 59
    -1
    The Ministry of Defense of South Korea emphasizes that this is the first successful landing of an F-35A fighter on the belly outside of the United States since the start of export deliveries of the aircraft.

    And how many were unsuccessful, I wonder ... what
  12. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 4 January 2022 19: 53
    -4
    The number of those wishing to throw money down the drain does not decrease)))) it pleases.
  13. zenion
    zenion 4 January 2022 20: 10
    -2
    What is incomprehensible here. Two Russian spies, well-known to all, stole wheels during the flight, they needed them for a wheelbarrow, and besides, they splashed the newcomer in the face of the plane and he did not want to sit down at all. They lured the plane to some beautiful Korean women. They pretended that there were cots and he lay down.
  14. Teador
    Teador 4 January 2022 20: 31
    0
    Soon there will be news about PUNCTURES OF WHEELS OR CHAIN ​​BLIND FROM a bicycle from NATO countries
    1. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 4 January 2022 23: 26
      -1
      And why is this not news for VO? Or are you only interested in our jambs? Well, then you have to go to other resources.
  15. Private SA
    Private SA 5 January 2022 03: 41
    0
    "Anything that can break will break. Anything that can't break will break too."
    Fate, apparently to him, after the F-22 and F-117 in the "Leta River" in the kingdom of Hades to sink.
    At the cost of maintenance and qualifications of the service technician.
  16. km-21
    km-21 5 January 2022 13: 28
    0
    If we compare the ratio of the number of accidents to the number of normal flights in Russia and in the West (South Korea can also be considered a part of the West), then alas, the comparison will not be in our favor. Therefore, you should not arrange a holiday of gloating about today. Better, let's try to move forward on those issues on which we are clearly lagging behind the West. In particular, on the issue of saturation of the Russian Aerospace Forces with 5th generation fighters.