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Two US Marine jets have collided off the coast of Japan during refuelling – search and rescue underway

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The incident involved an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet made by McDonnell Douglass, and a KC-130, a refuelling plane with propellers made by Lockheed Martin. One US Marine has been found alive. “Search and rescue operations continue for US Marine aircraft that were involved in a mishap off of the coast of Japan around 2.00 am Dec 6,” a Marine Corps news release said.The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Marines believed to be aboard KC-130 and 2… (www.airlive.net) More...

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yr2012
matt jensen 3
Too many close calls caught on video show how dangerous air to air refueling can be. It never ends well.
C130's don't fly fast enuf and F18's don't fly slow enuf to be refueled in daytime, let alone 0200hrs! C130's are fine to do helos, just not jets.
yr2012
matt jensen 4
NOT TWO JETS
C130 is NOT a jet
Too many close calls caught on video show how dangerous air to air refueling can be. It never ends well.
C130's don't fly fast enuf and F18's don't fly slow enuf to be refueled in daytime, let alone 0200hrs! C130's are fine to do helos, just not jets.
tyleremtage
Tyler Emtage 0
That was the headline on the website I couldn't really change that.

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