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Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 pm
by krzepice1976
Japanese Defense Ministry sources say one of their F-35A jets disappeared from radar t around 19:30 Japan time (1hr 40 mins ago).

It was last seen 135 km northeast of Misawa (northern Japan). Patrol aircraft and escort vessels have reportedly begun a search.

Https://t.co/e174ge9QgC

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:11 pm
by krzepice1976
Summarizing at this moment #Japan #F35 SAR operation:
Japanese destroyer Hatakaze
Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi
SEISUI MARU Research/Survey Vessel
KAIMEI RESEARCH/SURVEY VESSEL
USS Annapolis (SSN-760)
HAKUHO MARU Research/Survey
Destroyer DD 154 JDS Amagiri https://t.co/5MKr18ko2m

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:14 pm
by krzepice1976
US Navy P8 Poseidon 169005 heading North over #Japan JASDF F-35A Lightning II disappeared from radar few hours ago over the Pacific.

#F35 https://t.co/HqMm9jhy4w

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:23 pm
by RiffRaff
How, exactly, does a STEALTH plane "disappear" from radar? I thought it disappearing from radar was the whole point?

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:24 am
by Usafa2021
RiffRaff wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:23 pm
How, exactly, does a STEALTH plane "disappear" from radar? I thought it disappearing from radar was the whole point?
I would assume they lost communications with the aircraft, and the radar part is media influenced. The F-35 isn't completely stealthy so it is possible that it was on radar until whatever happened.

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 pm
by krzepice1976
Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, and are scouring the waters for the missing pilot, authorities said on Wednesday

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/ ... ssion=true

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:33 pm
by Travis The Dragon
Oh, that's horrible! :cry:

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 am
by DirtyDevil69
krzepice1976 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, and are scouring the waters for the missing pilot, authorities said on Wednesday

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/ ... ssion=true
any reports what happened yet? early reports of engine failure or some kind of explosion or anything yet?

Edit: Also does anyone know if it was near or around claimed Chinese/russian waters. I know it says northern japan and the pacific but their are islands the Chinese and Russians both have claimed.

I have a far fetched (Tinfoil but maybe not so much) theory. We advertise the F-35 Lightening as one of, if not THE best fighter in the world (at least within the 5th Generation) as China has the J-20 and Russia has the SU-57. Maybe the Japanese aircraft got too close to Russian or Chinese territory (or claimed territory), and Russia or China just decided it was time to show us up. Even though it was Japanese it was an American Aircraft. If you ask me the best way to show up a country is not to attack that country, but to attack its aircraft, hardware, vehicles, etc through its allies.

Like I said, far fetched and very tinfoily but I think its possible and that's how id get things done when testing out new technology.

Re: Japan F-35A jets disappeared from radar

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:10 pm
by Garniv
It's sad the pilot didn't eject... Otherwise, they would immediately spotted the coordinates of the accident according to his beacon.