Tag: Class A mishap

Bird strike causes more than $2 million in damages to USMC F-35B
Initial assessments indicated the bird strike caused the F-35B more than $2 million in damages, making it a Class A mishap. On May 7 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing operating out of Iwakuni, Japan had a bird strike. The F-35B...
F-35C and F/A-18F damaged during midair refueling
An F-35C assigned to VFA-125 ingested debris from an aerial refueling basket while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-103 The F-35C, the carrierborne variant of the Lightning II, has logged it first Class A mishap. USNI News reports that a jet assigned to VFA-125 ingested debris from an aerial refueling basket while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super...