Japanese media questioned the F35A crash report: Continuing to buy the fighter is puzzling

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 Japanese media questioned the F35A crash report: Continuing to buy the fighter is puzzling


Reference News Network reported on June 13 that the Ministry of Defense released the results of an investigation into the F-35A crash at the Sanze base of the Aviation Self-Defense Force in early April, when the fighter plane, which was on a night flight training mission, crashed into the Pacific Ocean. According to the survey results, pilots are more likely to fall into the so-called space disorientation state of losing their sense of balance, and the probability of abnormalities occurring in the aircraft itself is very low. The Ministry of Defence plans to re-fly the aircraft after intensive training and special inspection of the aircraft.

Japans Asahi Shimbun reported on June 12 that there may indeed be a possibility of pilotsspatial consciousness imbalance. At night or when there is more cloudiness in the sky, it is easy to confuse the upper and lower directions. In many cases, the pilots themselves can not detect it. But in the end, its all presumption. Since it is a matter of life for pilots, it is necessary to avoid making hasty decisions to resume flight.

Reported that the data recorder memory has not been found so far, pilots have lost their lives, unable to get information from his mouth. The analysis had to be carried out through other aircraft and ground radar data trained with it, as well as telephone records between pilots.

The results showed that the aircraft in the accident was designed to avoid approaching the adjacent U.S. military aircraft. It made a reduction in flight altitude according to the instructions of the air traffic controllers. There was no indication that the pilot had attempted to regain his flight attitude or taken emergency ejection measures, and had almost fallen into the sea in a vertical manner without consciousness.

Didnt the onboard equipment and alarms react in any way to avoid a crash? Is it possible for such advanced fighters to lag behind in responding to the imbalance of space consciousness? Reported that in order to avoid similar accidents, it is necessary to further verify.

According to the report, the imbalance of space consciousness is also considered to be one of the reasons for the U.S. F-15 fighter plane crash in Okinawa in June last year, and the crash of an air-borne helicopter in the sea area of Binsong City, Shizuoka Prefecture in October last year. Before the flight training, as a measure to prevent accidents from happening again, it is said that pilots have been trained and educated by simulators, but it is difficult to say that such measures are adequate.

The F-35 series was built by Lockheed Martin of the United States. The aircraft crashed in the accident was worth about 14 billion yen ($130 million). In order to correct the trade imbalance, Trump, who asked Japan to purchase large quantities of U.S. weapons, welcomed the Japanese governments policy to develop an air safety regime for 147 F-35 fighters.

After the results of the survey were published, Iwata Defense Minister made it clear that at this stage, it was not ready to make purchasing adjustments, but did it really matter if the original plan was kept unchanged?

Reported that if the investigation of the F-35 accident has been concluded, I am afraid it will not be able to obtain the understanding of the broad masses of Japanese nationals.

According to the Japanese Tokyo News on June 12, entitled The U.S. does not want the F-35 Japan is in bomb buying, it has been two months since the crash of the latest fighter F-35A of the Aviation Self-Defense Forces.

Although the flight data recorder was salvaged out of the water, it was unable to identify the cause of the accident because of the serious damage that the components storing the flight records were not found.

Even so, the Japanese government still adheres to the policy of continuing to buy 105 F-35 fighter jets from the United States. In March, the United States itself made a very shocking decision to purchase 80 F-15EX fighters from next year.

On the other hand, information released by the Government Accountability Bureau under the US Congress shows that the serious shortcomings of the F-35 that the Department pointed out last year have not been improved, and this problem will not be solved in the next few years.

According to the report, Trump could not have been unaware of the U.S. military decision to purchase the F-15EX and the flaws found by the Government Accountability Bureau in the F-35. Even so, he continued to sell the F-35 to Shinzo Abe, and Japan listened to him. The cost of purchasing 105 F-35s is at least 1.2 trillion yen. Trump wished to reduce the trade deficit with Japan.

So in Japans criteria for choosing fighter planes, what are the national defense requirements and the safety of pilots?

The F-35A, numbered 79-8705, is the Japanese aircraft that crashed into the sea.

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yao Wenguang_NN1682