F-2 crash in Sea of Japan, pilots OK

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Unread post20 Feb 2019, 05:12

http://news.livedoor.com/lite/article_detail/16047854/

This hasn't been picked up by English outlets yet, so this will have to do. The crash happened during air combat training. Both pilots are conscious, but it will take more time for what exactly happened to be revealed
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Unread post20 Feb 2019, 08:41

Wednesday, 20 February 2019:
F-2B.
6th Hikoutai, 8th Koukuudan, JASDF, based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.

8:48, second of flight of three.
Took off, at Tsuiki AB, for air combat training.

9:18, confirmed distress signal.

9:20, lost radar contact, 130 km northeast from Tsuiki AB, above sea, near Yamaguchi Prefecture.

9:30, issued 3rd Rescue Region air rescue order.

10:06, U-125A of Ashiya Kyuunantai, found two rafts.

10:12, found two rescuees.
Conscious.

10:43, UH-60J of Ashiya Kyuunantai, rescued two rescuees.

http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/index.html
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H30/310220_1.pdf
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H30/310220.pdf

JASDF official news releases.
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Unread post20 Feb 2019, 14:21

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 1-tysv-l35
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 4-tysv-l35
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 3-mai-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 1-mai-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... onews-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 15-ann-pol
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 18-ann-pol
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 43-jnn-pol
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/201902 ... 31000.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/201902 ... 91000.html

Aircraft not armed.

Crashed into sea, near Mishima Island, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Two pilots ejected, light wounded, and rescued.
Helicopter landed at Tsuiki AB, and pilots changed to two ambulances.

Front pilot was First Lieutenant, age above 20.
Back pilot was Captain, age above 30.

Afternoon, found nose cone and debris on sea.

Same morning, at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture, 10 F-2 took off, for training.
Afternoon, training cancelled.

http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/tsuiki/butais ... index.html

8th Koukuudan Hikougun, JASDF, based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.

http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/ashiya/butais ... index.html

Ashiya Kyuunantai, JASDF, based at Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.
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Unread post22 Feb 2019, 16:29

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... onews-soci
http://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/sf/news/W006H0000809.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/201902 ... 41000.html

2019/02/21:
JMSDF ship used sonar, detected F-2 wreck, and blue paint confirmed by underwater camera.
Depth, 100 m.

Wreck would be salvaged, to recover flight recorders.

JASDF announced First Lieutenant's injury [neck] would take two weeks heal.
Captain's injury [spine] would take two months heal.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 4-san-soci

2019/02/21:
After accident, most F-2 flights cancelled, except scramble flights.
2019/02/21 night, after Hokkaidou earthquake, Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture, scrambled two F-2 to reconnaissance earthquake area.
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Unread post24 Feb 2019, 17:16

>Wednesday, 20 February 2019:
>F-2B.
>6th Hikoutai, 8th Koukuudan, JASDF, based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 8-jij-soci

2019/02/21:
First Lieutenant had 160 hours in F-2.
Captain had 1,480 hours in F-2.
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Unread post27 Feb 2019, 12:08

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... onews-soci
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/201902 ... 81000.html

2019/02/27:
Accident cause possibly control mistake.

During air combat training, to avoid tracking, front-seat First Lieutenant decelerated accident F-2, dived, and turned.
At low speed, it climbed, and stalled.

Back-seat Captain assumed control, and failed to recover.

F-2 flights will resume from 28 February.

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