Incident Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II 168719, 28 Sep 2018
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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:VMFAT-501 USMC
Registration: 168719
MSN: BF-21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:W of Beaufort MCAS/Merritt Field (KNBC), SC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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« 




Revision history:

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]
28-Dec-2019 17:09 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Jun-2020 15:54 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
29-Sep-2021 19:50 Stringfellow Updated [Registration, Cn, Country, Source]
29-Sep-2021 19:50 harro Updated [Country]
27-May-2022 08:16 TB Updated [Location, Embed code]
16-Nov-2022 12:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]

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