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Old 6th Dec 2018, 14:31
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US Marines mid air

It sounds like a bad mid air:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/japan-...lide-1.4934559

F-18 refueling from a KC130, Two crew rescued so far, searching for 5 other crew members, both planes lost into the ocean.
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What means of escape are there from the KC130?
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PPRuNe: C130 and FA-18 incident off the coast of Japan
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What means of escape are there from the KC130?
I'll give you three guesses...
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What means of escape are there from the KC130?
Grab a chute, strap it on and exit a door. Not likely an option after a mid-air.
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One recovered dead unfortunately, one on fair condition according to CNN.

Still looking for the remaining 5, presumably from the KC-130

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Sounds like a re-run of the VC10/ Buccaneer accident all those years ago. Created a great deal of bad feeling.
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Originally Posted by pontifex View Post
Sounds like a re-run of the VC10/ Buccaneer accident all those years ago. Created a great deal of bad feeling.
A Buccaneer collided with a VC10, causing the loss of both aircraft ?

They certainly kept that quiet.

Edit: Are you by any chance thinking of the Victor that went down in the North Sea in March 1975 following an AAR collision with a Buccaneer ? The Bucc crew survived, but 4 of the 5 Victor crew went down with the aircraft.

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It was a Victor and Buccaneer .......https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=22796
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