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USMC Mid-Air - F-35/KC-130

Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:11
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Originally Posted by Fonsini View Post
Does anyone know what time the accident occurred, night time refuelings between FJs and Hercs are notoriously risky, witness the 2018 crash off Japan.
Link posted in OP says 4pm local time.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:11
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Originally Posted by salad-dodger View Post
And is that fuel pouring out of the port wing?
Outer Tank is no longer fitted....
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:17
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Originally Posted by GeeRam View Post
Link posted in OP says 4pm local time.
Thanks, that answers one key question.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:30
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Glad everyone is safe. There's an opportunity for Marshalls/MOD to flog another C130J to the US now!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:51
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What happened to the F-35 pilot - and what happened to his aircraft?
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:57
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Originally Posted by OldLurker View Post
What happened to the F-35 pilot - and what happened to his aircraft?
Pilot elected to eject, and news is he's safe.
F35 made a smoking hole (based on news clip).
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 16:01
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A C130 glider, the pilot did well to keep the wings level and find a soft field without obstructions, so lucky the controls surfaces weren’t a
damaged.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 16:11
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Audio with captions and chart of the area

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Old 30th Sep 2020, 16:26
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Lucky they were in the Salton Sea area which has a lot of flat fields rather than over the high desert.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 17:35
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Can't comment on the authenticity of this:




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Old 30th Sep 2020, 18:02
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Appears to me they lost engines 3&4 in the collision - the damage to the #1 prop and loss of the right hand underwing tank were from the forced landing.
Even if there was sufficient thrust to maintain level flight with two engines out, controllability with two engines out on the same side is problematic - perhaps more so due to the loss of various systems due to the engine damage.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 18:39
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That's a pretty expensive mishap. I wouldn't like to have that deducted from my pay.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 18:45
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As regards this post: any landing that you can walk away from.
Nice job.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 19:27
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Originally Posted by Wokkafans View Post
Can't comment on the authenticity of this:

https://twitter.com/gunner_schmulke/...923145218?s=20
Well I'm pretty certain its not CGI, but I who knows if its the F35 involved in this incident. From the looks of it another few hundred yards and those witnesses could have been in the debris field.

Amazed there's almost always someone videoing on their phone.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 19:29
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Originally Posted by Deltasierra010 View Post
A C130 glider, the pilot did well to keep the wings level and find a soft field without obstructions, so lucky the controls surfaces weren’t a
damaged.
Military officials confirm a fighter crashed near Salton City during air-to-air refueling, causing another military aircraft to make an emergency landing in Thermal.
A glider in Thermal... Couldn't ask for more!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 21:06
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Going to require a lot of explaining how the tanker got clobbered from the front.....
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 22:04
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Hopefully, not going to be one of those close to the bay ramp for a photo op moments....

Plenty of cameras, so if it did happen in refuelling there will/should be video.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 22:05
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Going to require a lot of explaining how the tanker got clobbered from the front.....
I'm not sure why it needed to have been clobbered from the front? As all crew survived and the investigators will have access to the wreckage and data, there should be some answers coming out quite quickly. Hopefully the USMC will post the interim report on PPRuNe.

What a fantastic job from the Herc crew - a great example of flying the aircraft all the way to impact and walking away as a result. BZ to whoever was flying, and I look forward to the sequel to 'Sully'!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 22:11
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Originally Posted by TBM-Legend View Post
USMC F-35B and USMC KC-130J both down after mid-air. Jet pilot ejected and Herc forced landed with those on-board OK. About 150nm East of San Diego.
I saw 6765 on the deck here at EGUN fortnight ago on the 12th (my photos below) it initially came into Marham as support for Wake Island Avengers deployment , then supposedly departed. Next thing it was on the deck at Mildenhall having gone U/s. After a while it left finally on the 15th




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