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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268458
Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:10-OCT-2021
Time:12:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi F-2A
Owner/operator:Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Registration: 53-8533
MSN: M1033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Asakura city, Fukuoka prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tsuiki-Nakatsu Air Base (RJFZ)
Destination airport:Tsuiki-Nakatsu Air Base (RJFZ)
Narrative:
A F-2A fighter jet of 6th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force based at Tsuiki Air Base, lost the canopy (1.5 m long X 90 cm wide X 80 cm high, weights 90 kg) as well as the emergency escape ladder (2 m X 20 cm, 480 g) in flight at 450 knots and ca. FL230, five minutes after take off in scramble. The F-2 was on the way with another one to intercept a possible violation of Japanese airspace by a foreign aircraft. The F-2 returned back to Tsuiki safely 15 minutes later. The pilot received no injury. A scar of 1.5 cm X 3 cm was found on the vertical fin in the post-flight inspection.

Sources:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/52009285f2c29ae33e9d67226dd2fd7c09908eb3
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/f9979da52a35c9aa9a70aa3f58aeae96cc9cafe7
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/31b897b5d0e314be3488d0be131377116447ed33
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/ea4a7e5cbfe8adb0fd71b9d5718788385272efa7
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/11a8b70c494daffbd6128662ebe43e58f95395d9
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/c6cf43ea143a85f6bbd3516966d02fb8ec3b06c0
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/2491f81e12875e0dc5ee4db44b40b11a09d66e81
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/a68351f18387e0f0639f2427e9e413868577cd9a


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2021 18:51 isamuel Added
11-Oct-2021 11:46 isamuel Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2021 06:35 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2021 16:19 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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