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Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Datum:Donnerstag 6 Dezember 2018
Zeit:c. 02:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C30J model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin KC-130J
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 167981
Werknummer: 5617
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:100 km (62.5 Meilen) SSE vom Land entfernt von Muroto Cape, Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Iwakuni MCAS (IWK/RJOI), Japan
Flug nach:Iwakuni MCAS (IWK/RJOI), Japan
Unfallbericht:
A USMC F/A-18 fighter aircraft with two crew onboard experienced a midair collision with a USMC KC-130J tanker aircraft with 5 crew onboard during refueling operations over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan.
Both F/A-18 crewmen were rescued by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces. One later died.
The search for the crew of the KC-130, attached to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152), was abandoned on December 11, 2018.

Informationsquelle:
» III MEF Marines press release
» U.S. Marines abandon search for five missing aircrew after crash near Japan (washingtonpost.com, 11 Dec. 2018)


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