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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217115
Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:02-NOV-2018
Time:15:53 LT
Type:Mitsubishi F-2
Owner/operator:Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:west off Kushu -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tsuiki Airbase (RJFZ)
Destination airport:Tsuiki Airbase (RJFZ)
Narrative:
Two F-2 fighter jets contacted each other midair during mutual aircraft check after combat training with two other F-2's over East China Sea off Kushu, 200 km west of Tsuiki Airbase. The leader's F-2 lost a small portion of the vertical stabilzer, and No.2 F-2 lost a part of the missile launcher under the left wing, and got a scratch on the fuel tank. Both pilots declared emergency. The No.1 F-2 landed safely at Tsuiki at 16:22 LT, and the second followed at 16:30 LT. Both pilots suffered no injuries. The troubled F-2 had carried no missile. No fuel leak was observed.

Sources:

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20181102-00000110-jij-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20181102-00000067-mai-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20181102-00050087-yom-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20181102-00000103-asahi-soci
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H30/301102_2.pdf


Revision history:

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02-Nov-2018 15:24 isamuel Added

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