F/A-18 Hornet, KC-130 Collide Over Sea Of Japan During Refueling Exercise | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-06.24.19

Airborne UnManned-06.25.19

Airborne Unlimited-06.19.19

AMA Drone Report-06.20.19

Airborne Unlimited-06.21.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-06.24.19

Airborne UnManned-06.25.19

Airborne Unlimited-06.19.19

AMA Drone Report-06.20.19

Airborne Unlimited-06.21.19

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

F/A-18 Hornet, KC-130 Collide Over Sea Of Japan During Refueling Exercise

One Marine Fatally Injured, Another Is Recovering. Five Still Missing

A USMC F/A-18 Hornet and a KC-130 Hercules have collided about 200 miles off the coast of Japan during a refueling exercise, resulting in the fatal injury of at least one of the personnel involved.

In a news release posted on Facebook, the U.S. Marine Corps it could confirm that two Marines have been found. One is in fair condition and the other has been declared deceased by competent medical personnel.

The search and rescue operations continue for the remaining five U.S. Marines who were aboard the KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet involved in a mishap about 200 miles off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6.

The aircraft were conducting routine training and aerial refueling was a part of the training; as to what was taking place when the mishap occurred, that is under investigation.

U.S. 7th Fleet is supporting ongoing search and rescue efforts with a Navy P-8A Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft flying out of Kadena Air Force Base, along with assistance from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japanese Coast Guard. We are thankful for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's, the Japanese Coast Guard's, and the U.S. 7th Fleet's efforts as they continue to respond to the search and rescue operation.

(USMC images)

FMI: www.marines.mil


Advertisement

More News

Airborne 06.21.19: IFR SpaceX Launch, Daher Buys Quest, ATSB On C-210

Also: USAF Thunderbirds, Delta Good Deed, Commercial Aircraft Production, Embraer KC-390 Just about the time when you think you’ve finally seen it all with SpaceX, they do so>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 06.18.19: Robotic Skies, OPV Black Hawk, EU Drone Regs

Also: Drone Airspace Webinar, ParaZero SafeAir Mavic, Aerovironment Acquires ulse Aerospace, Amazon Drone Robotic Skies has been selected by Silent Falcon UAS Technologies to provi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.19): Ground Controlled Approach

Ground Controlled Approach A radar approach system operated from the ground by air traffic control personnel transmitting instructions to the pilot by radio. The approach may be co>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.19)

Aero Linx: The Tailhook Association The Tailhook Association is an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as the premier supporter of the aircraf>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.23.19)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "This future cooperation with Airbus in the frame of the Horizon Europe program is a great opportunity to prepare propulsion systems for future helicopte>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC