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F-35B makes precautionary Landing
1 Dec 2022

OKINAWA, Japan –While conducting flight operations on December 1, an F-35B Lightning II aircraft, currently assigned to VMFA-121, made a precautionary landing at Kadena Air Base at approximately 1:40 p.m. due to a suspected electrical issue. The pilot performed as trained and chose the safest option, landing the aircraft safely in accordance with standard procedures. While being towed the front landing gear malfunctioned causing the nose of the aircraft to touch the ground. There are no injuries as a result of the landing gear malfunction, and a detailed investigation will be conducted. Operating our aircraft safely and effectively is a top priority and our aviators take great precautions to ensure the safety of the aircrew and the surrounding areas.

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Maj. Roberto Martins

III Marine Expeditionary Force