Incident Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II ZM152, 17 Nov 2021
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Date:17-NOV-2021
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VF35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF). 617 Sqn
Registration: ZM152
MSN: BK-18
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastern Mediterranean -   Mediterranean Sea
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
Destination airport:HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
An RAF F-35B crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth. The pilot ejected safely and was rescued.

The aircraft was later recovered from the bottom of the sea.

Service Inquiry preliminary conclusions: "Based on the evidence obtained, the Panel is confident that the primary causal factor of the event was the left-hand intake blank remaining in the aircraft prior to launch reducing the engine power. This was most likely due to a combination of human, organisational and procedural factors. Nevertheless, the inquiry continues to pursue a standard of evidence that will allow other lines of inquiry to be addressed across a range of possible causes. "

Sources:

https://news.sky.com/story/pilot-ejects-as-british-f35-jet-from-flagshop-air-carrier-crashes-into-the-mediterranean-12470933
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/service-inquiry-investigating-the-accident-involving-f-35b-zm152-on-hms-queen-elizabeth-on-17-november-2021-interim-report

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Nov-2021 15:34 gerard57 Added
17-Nov-2021 15:37 gerard57 Updated [Time]
17-Nov-2021 15:40 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Nov-2021 19:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Nov-2021 23:01 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
30-Nov-2021 07:15 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
07-Dec-2021 08:51 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Dec-2021 08:52 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
21-Jan-2022 08:21 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
21-Jan-2022 15:53 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
25-Jan-2022 22:21 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-Sep-2022 13:25 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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