Reference News Network reported on April 16, according to Kyodo News Agency website reported on April 11, around the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force deployed in Sanzawa base F-35A fighter crash accident, the Japanese Ministry of Defense in the General Committee of the House of Representatives in Japan, revealed that the fighter aircraft in the past two times in flight failure and emergency landing.
According to the Ministry of Defense, 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 in the previous two failures, the aircraft were in a flying state, but all implemented emergency landing.
Japans F-35A was first deployed at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in January 2018. The airframe was finally assembled and functionally inspected at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Komunan Factory (Aichi County).
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023