Pilot disorientation cited as main reason for Japan’s F-35A jet crash

Pilot disorientation cited as main reason for Japan’s F-35A jet crash


Japan says human error may have been to blame
for a deadly F-35A fighter jet crash two months ago, rather than technical problems. Tokyo’s military said earlier today that the
41-year-old pilot had suffered from “spatial disorientation” or vertigo. The report stated the pilot didn’t signal
any problems and didn’t attempt an emergency evacuation. Tokyo says it will resume flights of the steath
jet after implementing vertigo training.

Eugene Islam

2 thoughts on “Pilot disorientation cited as main reason for Japan’s F-35A jet crash

  1. A fighter pilot experience vertigo and maintains his position? As a fighter pilot?? As a pilot?
    Come one now!

  2. Translation: The known hypoxia problem isn't solvable without a huge redesign, so we'll see a long series of 'pilot error' crashes and manufacturer/operators pretending to not know that there's a fatal flaw with the plane (starfighter redux!)… 'spacial awareness' and 'disorientation' my a**. Nobody seriously believes that.

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