Jump to content

F-35B crash lands Fort Worth Texas 15/12/22


red750
 Share

Recommended Posts

Navy jet crashes in Fort Worth; pilot ejects 'successfully'. It appears that the plane made a vertical 'hover' descent, touching down hard and bouncing. The fore and aft verical thrusters got out of sync, forcing the nose down and breaking off the nose undercarriage, causing the plane to slew across thr ground.

 

Watch video here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

28 minutes ago, red750 said:

Navy jet crashes in Fort Worth; pilot ejects 'successfully'. It appears that the plane made a vertical 'hover' descent, touching down hard and bouncing. The fore and aft verical thrusters got out of sync, forcing the nose down and breaking off the nose undercarriage, causing the plane to slew across thr ground.

 

Watch video here.

i posted the same thing red, can you delete my post please

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They should have kept the Harriers.

 

The F35 is overly complex and the computer systems have far too many opportunities to develop in to a runaway state when a sensor detects something that it interprets as an issue, though it really isn't and that starts a chain reaction of fixes that ultimately lead to ever worsening changes. The pilot had no control at all after that touchdown which wasn't hard at all & the only control he could now use was the ejection system. He probably thought the thing was going to continue to go berserk even though it was almost stopped by the time he ejected. He landed harder than the aircraft.

  • Agree 1
  • Informative 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Better video here, than from that crap Fox News site ...

 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/12/16/f-35-crashes-runway-north-texas-forcing-pilot-eject.html#:~:text=An F-35B Lightning II,Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

 

It would be military SOP to eject after any kind of crash, simply because of the major risk of fire. The military place a much higher value on a trained pilot, than on a promptly replaceable jet aircraft.

 

As some compensation, the pilot gets to wear a Martin Baker tie, now.

 

Edited by onetrack
  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, onetrack said:

I'd have to opine that pretty much all these exotic and exceptionally complex military designs, have an inherent desire to crash and burn .....

 

https://twitter.com/failarmy/status/1443244179006525444

 

Most are inherently unstable by design and need to be computer controlled to keep them in the air. This instability does allow for some pretty radical manoeuvres though.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...