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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215781
Last updated: 20 August 2019
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Date:28-SEP-2018
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VF35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC), VMFAT-501
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:W of Beaufort MCAS/Merritt Field (KNBC), Beaufort, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The F-35 crashed during a training flight and the pilot ejected safely.

2019, May: A failed fuel tube caused the crash, U.S. government investigators said in a report.
“An investigation determined a manufacturing defect caused an engine fuel tube to rupture during flight, resulting in a loss of power to the engine« 

Sources:

https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article219182290.html
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Joe+Allen+Dr,+South+Carolina+29906/@32.5084612,-80.7835555,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x88fc09b6b5282a4f:0x7487ebbf7a4b6654?hl=en-us&gl=us
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/military-plane-crash-beaufort-county-south-carolina-live-updates-2018-09-28/
https://news.usni.org/2018/09/28/breaking-f-35b-crashes-near-marine-corps-air-station-beaufort
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/09/28/an-f-35b-has-crashed-near-marine-corps-air-station-beaufort/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-f35/defective-fuel-tube-caused-september-f-35-crash-in-south-carolina-report-idUSKCN1SH0G9


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Sep-2018 16:41 gerard57 Added
28-Sep-2018 17:06 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source]
28-Sep-2018 18:35 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Sep-2018 18:48 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Sep-2018 19:14 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
28-Sep-2018 19:16 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-Sep-2018 19:18 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
28-Sep-2018 21:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities]
29-Sep-2018 04:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
11-Oct-2018 14:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Oct-2018 17:58 Cushman Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-May-2019 20:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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