[Global Network Reporter Wang Huan] Around the crash of an F-35A stealth fighter plane in the Pacific Ocean near Aomori Prefecture, Japans Kyodo News Agency learned on April 11 that the fighter plane had two previous failures in flight and landed urgently. Japans Ministry of Defense disclosed the matter at a meeting of the General Committee of the House of Representatives.
Reported that the Ministry of Defense revealed that the two failures occurred on June 20, 2017 and August 8, 2018, respectively. The first failure in 2017 was during a pre-deployment test flight by the manufacturer Lockheed Martin, USA, when the alarm device for the cooling system of the airframe was activated.
Although they were all flyable, an emergency landing was made.
The F-35A was first deployed at Sanze Air Base in January 2018. The body was finally assembled and functionally inspected at Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Company Xiaomunnan Factory (Aichi County).
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