Marine F-35B Crashes After Collision With KC-130 Over California; All Aircrew Recovered Safely
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September 30, 2020 - by Sam LaGrone for news.usni.org
A Marine F-35B aircraft has crashed near Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., following an air collision with a KC-130J, defense officials confirmed to USNI News.
At approximately 4 p.m. local time, "it was reported that an F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting in the crash of the F-35B. The pilot of the F-35B ejected successfully and is currently being treated," read a statement from Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Joseph Butterfield to USNI News.
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"The KC-130J is on deck in the vicinity of Thermal Airport. All crew members of the KC-130J have been reported safe."
The KC-130, often used as an aerial refueler for Marine aviation, made an emergency landing...
(Listen to the pilots communications here: https://www.fliegerfaust.com/plane-crash-264787798...)
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