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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:43 PM

Marine KC-130 Aerial Tanker And F/A-18 Hornet Crash Off Japan

A Marine Corps KC-130 aerial tanker and an F/A-18 Hornet have crashed off Japan, a defense official told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.

One of the missing Marines has been rescued alive, said 2nd Lt. Alyssa J. Morales, a spokeswoman for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The status of the other Marines was not immediately available.

“Search and rescue operations continue for U.S. Marine aircraft that were involved in a mishap off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6.,” a Marine Corps news release said.

“The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred. Japanese search and rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery.”

https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-aircraft-crash-off-japan/

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malaise Dec 5 OP
Wellstone ruled Dec 5 #1
malaise Dec 5 #3
underpants Dec 5 #5
Wellstone ruled Dec 5 #6
malaise Dec 6 #7
Blue_Tires Dec 5 #2
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:21 PM

1. Surprised this type of accident

does not happen more often. From what a Fly Boy Refueler has said,one burst of wind or one bump on a throttle can cause all kinds of trouble.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:26 PM

3. Really unusual

A worried about the missing men.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:22 PM

5. Always amazed me them doing this

But technology (even when they started) and proper training anything is possible.

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:33 PM

6. It is amazing

and the Refueler is the Guy on a wire so to speak. Technology is wonderful,by if it was Mother Nature who threw a wrench into it,lets hope for the best.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:39 AM

7. Five marines are still missing

Too sad - not a word from emperor bone spur.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:29 PM

4. Thanks

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