Wreckage of a previously crashed F-35 fighter found in the United States

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Wreckage of a previously crashed F-35 fighter found in the United States

Reports are coming from the United States regarding an F-35 fighter jet that recently disappeared during a training flight. According to the American TV channel ABC News, the wreckage of this plane was found in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.

Let us recall that last Sunday it was reported that an F-35B fighter jet, taking off from the Charleston Air Force Base, located in the same state, suffered an accident in the skies over South Carolina. The fighter pilot successfully ejected and was hospitalized. According to the US Marine Corps, the crashed F-35B was part of the 501st Fighter Training Squadron, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.



The plane's wreckage was found in an area about two hours northeast of Charleston.

The F-35B fighter was created for the US Marine Corps and passed its tests in 2011. The main distinguishing feature of this combat aircraft is the possibility of short takeoff and vertical landing.

It should be noted that for its relatively small history these fighters suffered accidents many times. One of the most recent accidents occurred last December when an F-35B hit the runway at Fort Worth Air Force Base in Texas while attempting a vertical landing.
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  1. +3
    19 September 2023
    But the situation was funny))) I really can’t understand how, in theory, it’s possible to lose a fighter? Well, yes, there was an accident during the flight, yes, the pilot ejected, but what does it mean “we don’t know where the plane is?!”
    The incident drew criticism, with Rep. Nancy Mace posting on social media: “How the hell did you lose the F-35? Why is there no tracking device here and we are asking the public to help us find the plane?

    “We lost Luxurious George.”
    - What do you mean you lost him? This is not a bag of nuts!
    1. Maz
      0
      19 September 2023
      The F-35B that went missing the day before was found in a field near the Williamsburg tract from a C-12 Huron search aircraft at about 17.00 local time. Found quickly
    2. -1
      19 September 2023
      What do you mean you lost him? This is not a bag of nuts!
      It’s funny really... But a couple of cases come to mind when in our taiga in the 90s in the D.Vostok, a Tu-154, and then an Il-86 with gold and bank money on board crashed. They were looking for from a month to a couple of weeks, spending as much money on the search as these planes probably cost. And how can this happen at the turn of the 21st century, when a cell phone signal is used to find lost people in the forest? And airplanes seem to have “Black Boxes,” but for some reason they don’t beep like a simple “beeper” for a skier hidden under an avalanche. Sometimes the mind cannot understand such things, and for example, the An-2 that crashed near the city of Serov was searched for for six months and was not found. And they were found by chance by mushroom pickers almost a year later, a kilometer from the airport.... request
      1. +1
        19 September 2023
        Quote: Saburov_Alexander53
        And how can this happen at the turn of the 21st century, when a cell phone signal is used to find lost people in the forest?

        And how can this happen with the F-35 with its advertised Link-16?!
        1. 0
          20 September 2023
          And how can this happen with the F-35 with its advertised Link-16?!
          I mean the same thing!!!! Maybe combat aircraft are not specifically equipped with any emergency signaling devices to indicate the crash site. But why is this not on passenger airliners, that is the question! Although when they were looking for the Malaysian Boeing that had gone missing over the sea, they wrote that its “Black Boxes” contained signaling devices that could even operate underwater. It’s really unclear at what frequencies they operate, because only VLF and ULF pass under water, which is impossible for a small “box” without a huge external antenna.
          And this F-35, after the pilot ejected, flew for a long time and fell as much as 70 km, so it was not immediately found.
      2. +3
        19 September 2023
        The Katasma swamps, with an area of ​​about 450 km2, where the An-2 was discovered, were marked on maps as verified in the very first week of searches. However, it turned out that then the search engines only walked around the swamps. They were unable to comb the swamps themselves because of the dangerous bogs.
    3. +2
      19 September 2023
      I really can’t understand how, in theory, it’s possible to lose a fighter?

      Yes, it’s very simple, sometimes it happens that you won’t believe it right away:
      July 4, 1989 The MiG-23M fighter of the USSR Air Force took off from the Kolobrzeg-Bagic airfield in Poland, but soon after departure it experienced a temporary interruption in engine operation (surging). After an engine failure, the pilot ejected, and the uncontrollable plane flew 901 kilometers over the territory of the GDR, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and, having completely used up jet fuel, crashed onto a residential building near the Franco-Belgian border.

      Another example:
      On January 25, 1965, during a night training flight on a Su-9 fighter, Lieutenant Colonel Ovcharov ejected as a result of a control failure. The plane landed independently 32 kilometers from the Sary-Shagan airfield, receiving minimal damage and crushing the PTB. The landing speed was 400 km/h, the distance was 250 meters. The fighter was restored

      And this is generally more like the stories of hunters and fishermen:
      On February 2, 1970, during a training flight over Montana, the Convair F-106 Delta Dart fighter-interceptor of the 71st Fighter Regiment of the United States Air Force, in the process of practicing maneuverable air combat techniques, entered a flat tailspin. At an altitude of 4600 meters, pilot Gary Faust ejected after he was unable to pull the plane out of a spin even with the use of PTS. As a result of the change in alignment, the plane, trimmed for takeoff, independently came out of the spin, descended and landed on a snow-covered corn field. The local sheriff who arrived at the scene saw the plane without visible damage and with the engine running. McClellan AFB, which he contacted, advised him to wait for the jet fuel to run out, which took 1 hour and 45 minutes. During the examination of the fighter, it turned out that the damage received was minimal, and one of the technical officers even stated that it was no more than what is usually received as a result of running off the runway. Having served for another 18 years after repair, the fighter is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

      The Britons also had an incident:
      On July 6, 1979, a Royal Air Force fighter Hawker Hunter Mk.F6 (tail number XG197), piloted by Flight Lieutenant Nicholson, suffered an engine stall while flying over the North Sea. After ejection, the engine suddenly started working, and the plane set off towards the town of Tintagel. Over the city, the engine stalled for the last time, and, banking on the right wing, the fighter turned away from a tanker truck with 1500 gallons of gasoline and wedged itself into a 3,5-meter gap between two residential buildings, damaging three parked cars, a greenhouse and a swimming pool. The plane did not explode or catch fire.

      And this is quite new:
      On July 31, 2021, the Su-35S of the 23rd Tallinn Fighter Aviation Regiment took off from the Dzyomgi airfield in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The pilot ejected 4 minutes after the start of the flight, and the plane continued to fly. The fighter later crashed on Sakhalin Island.
      1. 0
        19 September 2023
        F-106 and maneuverable air combat?!
      2. -1
        19 September 2023
        Quote: Popandos
        After an engine failure, the pilot ejected, and the uncontrollable plane flew 901 kilometers over the territory of the GDR, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and, having completely used up jet fuel, crashed onto a residential building near the Franco-Belgian border.

        But they didn’t lose him;) They saw him and led him away and were shocked - was an invasion about to happen?
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  3. 0
    19 September 2023
    The wreckage of this plane was found in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
    Even in the Senate, voices are heard complaining to the military why they could not determine where the plane fell and spent so long searching for its wreckage. The American military had to turn to the population asking for help through social networks. Truly "invisible" to US radars. The population also reacted in a peculiar way. Example:
    Kamauxx
    150 million dollars gone... Just like that. And, of course, he was not on the radar, because he was not visible.
    1. +1
      19 September 2023
      Some people seem to think the plane is crashing right where the pilot ejected. I remember that in the Soviet years, one MiG-23 flew from Poland, where the pilot ejected, flew over Germany and Holland, flew to Belgium, almost a thousand kilometers away, and crashed there, on approach to France, destroying a local farm.
  4. -3
    19 September 2023
    Well, it's a question of statistics. If you produce 10 planes, the chances of failure are small, if you produce a thousand, every now and then one will fail. Personally, I would prefer to have a fleet of a thousand cars that will occasionally encounter a breakdown, like 10 trouble-free ones. Well, not all of them will break, although you can dream wassat
    1. +1
      19 September 2023
      The question is not what happened "der plop". The question is that they could not understand where the plane went after the pilot “pulled his balls”! Well, there must be some kind of objective control system in the flight zone of combat fighters? The radar is from the same air defense specialists, so that debriefing can be carried out not only on the basis of the pilots’ stories, where he flew, how he flew...
      Although, remembering such a famous jamb, there is

      “Star Wars Canyon”, also known as Rainbow Canyon, where mattresses are often pounded into show-offs, arranging a low-level flight along it in the canyon itself

      They also fight regularly, but they still fly often, the question is - is it allowed or is it just the show-offs that are fighting, “where aviation begins, discipline ends there”? Well, there, too, in theory, you can’t see who flew where
  5. +2
    19 September 2023
    The F 35 flies without a pilot, but not for long and doesn’t know how to land on its own. For that kind of money - that!? They could have provided such an option. It happens!
    1. 0
      19 September 2023
      Usually they post photos, even in the USA... they don’t post only photos of supposedly fallen ones, such as a reconnaissance and control drone based on a Boeing (worth more than $350 million), which ours shot down at sea during the Idlib operation (after which the Idlib defense immediately collapsed ) S-400 and the Yankees announced that it fell “in a deserted area”, where access was immediately closed and satellite images showed nothing there... you can’t just write off such expensive “toys” in the budget, you have to dodge.
  6. +3
    19 September 2023
    “The main distinguishing feature of this combat aircraft is the possibility of a short take-off and vertical landing.” (c) So it “sat down” vertically. laughing
  7. +2
    19 September 2023
    Couldn't find the crashed plane? So he's invisible!
  8. -2
    19 September 2023
    They found the problem, the Americans lost the plane.
    And who cares that we have both the ejection and the crew in the minus. The rescue equipment is from the seventies, the PSS is in ruins. But there is money to build parks and churches.
  9. -2
    19 September 2023
    It should be noted that during their relatively short history, these fighters suffered accidents many times.

    All planes are crashing.
    For one of the most popular low-cost modern combat aircraft, of which about 1000 were produced, with a total flight time of more than 600 hours, it is not surprising that accidents and disasters sometimes occur. And taking into account the fact that only a dozen of them were lost during the rather long period of intensive operation - and this is already about 000 years - it proved to be a very reliable aircraft.
    1. 0
      19 September 2023
      Quote from solar
      inexpensive

      belay
      The text of your comment is too short and in the opinion of the site administration does not carry useful information.
      1. 0
        19 September 2023
        Several times cheaper than the F-22. But 78 million for an F-35A in modern prices for the 5th generation is not very expensive, and the price is constantly decreasing as production progresses. For example, the 4th generation Rafal is noticeably more expensive.
  10. 0
    19 September 2023
    During their relatively short history, these fighters suffered accidents many times.
    Can't be!!! This is a wunderwaffle, she's... cooler than a UFO! bully
    And without being sarcastic, the reason that forced the pilot to leave the board is interesting. Previously, the Yankees at least voiced an assumption. Nowadays they only squeal that “$150 million was gone... Just like that.” and it is unknown where they fell. Apparently not everything is good with objective control in the tank. The only hope is in the flight recorders... The transponder was not turned on - and there is no control from the ground... it may fly “in the wrong direction!” feel
  11. +1
    19 September 2023
    There is no need to make a mountain out of a mountain. The loss of a fighter is absolutely not critical for the Americans. Their aviation industry will easily cover minor natural losses. Let's take better care of the problems of our aviation and try to fix something in the state of our aircraft fleet. This is especially true for urgently needed reconnaissance aircraft, which Russia produces in scanty quantities, and sometimes loses in absolutely unacceptable situations, when cheap enemy drones fly into Russian airfields with expensive aircraft.
    1. 0
      19 September 2023
      Everything is becoming critical for them now... wassat
  12. 0
    19 September 2023
    Reports are coming from the United States regarding an F-35 fighter jet that recently disappeared during a training flight.

    I tried to escape on autopilot, but it didn’t work (it was a UAV)...

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