Incident Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II 169304, 24 Jan 2022
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Date:24-JAN-2022
Time:16:31 LT
Type:Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II
Owner/operator:US Navy (USN), VFA-147
Registration: 169304
MSN: CF-30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South China Sea, USS Carl Vinson -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Carl Vinson (CVN70)
Destination airport:USS Carl Vinson (CVN70)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The fighter was involved in an accident landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea. The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft. The aircraft struck the deck edge, slid the length of the flight deck and fell into the sea. Seven sailors aboard the ship were injured. F-35C Tail Code NE-406

Navy's Pacific Fleet Full release :

An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, had a landing mishap on deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea, Jan. 24, 2022. The pilot safely ejected from the aircraft and was recovered via U.S. military helicopter. The pilot is in stable condition. There were seven total Sailors injured; three Sailors required MEDEVAC to a medical treatment facility in Manila, Philippines, and four were treated by on-board medical personnel. All three MEDEVACs are assessed as stable. Of the four Sailors treated by on-board medical, three have been released. Additional details and the cause of the inflight mishap is under investigation.

8:33 a.m. - Updated to reflect that all three MEDEVACed Sailors are in stable condition.

Sources:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/44003/f-35c-accident-aboard-carrier-in-south-china-sea-forces-pilot-to-eject-injures-seven-sailors
https://www.cpf.navy.mil/News/Article/2909229/f-35c-lightning-ii-has-landing-mishap-on-uss-carl-vinson/
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/01/u-s-navys-f-35c-has-landing-mishap-on-uss-carl-vinson/
https://theaviationist.com/2022/02/06/f-35c-ramp-strike-video-leaked-online/
http://Scramble.nl
https://news.usni.org/2022/02/07/navy-investigating-leaked-footage-of-f-35c-lightning-ii-ramp-strike

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2022 05:50 Iceman 29 Added
25-Jan-2022 05:50 Iceman 29 Updated [Location]
25-Jan-2022 05:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2022 08:02 stanak Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2022 16:31 gerard57 Updated [Damage, Narrative]
25-Jan-2022 18:24 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2022 11:41 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Feb-2022 11:43 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Feb-2022 11:49 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
08-Feb-2022 10:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
26-Dec-2022 19:58 Stringfellow Updated [Registration, Cn, Country, Source, Narrative]

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