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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 253790
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Time:15:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi F-2A
Registration: 13-8558
MSN: M1058
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Mt. Hanao, Yamaguchi prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tsuiki-Nakatsu Air Base (RJFZ)
Destination airport:Tsuiki-Nakatsu Air Base (RJFZ)
Two F-2 fighter jets of JASDF contacted each other in midair. Both F-2s belong to Tsuiki base, on a flight for taking photographs of a formation for an aviation magazine. A civil photographer of the aviation magazine was onboard at the F-2B. Both F-2s took of from Tsuiki at around 15:00, and the F-2B's vertical fin contacted with the F-2A's lower nose while on the way to a training area in formation at 15:05. The F-2B lost a light (weights 400 g) and an electric discharge cable (5 g), while the F-2A had a trace of contact at the lower nose. Both F-2s returned to Tsuiki safely after 16:00.
On 9th September, JASDF released an accident report. The cause of the accident was that the F-2B outstripped the F-2A from 100 feet underneath for taking photographs of F-2A. The pilot of the F-2B didn't notice a slight descent of the F-2A. Such a formation change out of the training area is generally prohibited.


Revision history:

22-Apr-2021 17:52 isamuel Added
29-Apr-2021 09:57 isamuel Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
03-Aug-2021 09:04 TB Updated [Operator]
09-Sep-2021 15:55 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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