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Japanese Pilot’s spatial disorientation was the likely cause of F-35A crash: JASDF report

Japanese Pilot's spatial disorientation was the likely cause of F-35A crash: JASDF report

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) said on June 10 that pilot vertigo was the likely cause of one its fifth-generation Lockheed Martin Lightning II F-35A Joint Strike Fighters crashing into the Pacific Ocean off northern Japan more than two months ago. A JASDF report notes that the aircraft’s pilot, …

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