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33rd FW F-35 ground mishap

(U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

(U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, experienced a ground mishap at approximately 12:50 p.m. today on the flightline here.

 

The F-35A experienced an in-flight emergency and returned to base. The aircraft landed safely and parked when the front nose gear collapsed. There was one person on board. Fire crews responded immediately and the pilot suffered no injuries as a result of the incident.

 

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mishap is underway.

 

Please contact the 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (850) 883-2216 or 33fwpublicaffairs@gmail.com with any questions.