Thursday, November 09, 2017

F-35A first USAF deployment...first emergency landing!

Thanks to Noble for the link!

via Japanese Times
 A U.S. Air Force F-35A fighter jet made what appeared to be an emergency landing at a base in Okinawa on Wednesday, only about a week after the U.S. military made its first-ever deployment of the stealth aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region at the base.

The U.S. Air Force said the jet made a “precautionary landing” at the U.S. Kadena Air Base. But the Kadena Municipal Government said it was an “emergency landing,” citing an observation by one of its officials who saw two fire trucks on standby on either side of the runway when the landing was made.
Story here. 

Nothing to see here.  Probably just a bird strike...I mean it worked for the Israelis when one of their F-35's suddenly went off line and is no longer flyable so why won't it work for the USAF?

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