Search off Japanese coast underway Marine C-130/F-18

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Unread post06 Dec 2018, 01:08

Search and rescue operations were underway off the Japanese coast early Thursday local time after a Marine Corps C-130 and F/A-18 fighter jet crashed, and so far one Marine has been rescued, military officials said in a news release.

The rescued Marine is being evaluated by medical personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, while the search continues for the remaining six Marines involved in the crash.

The mishap occurred at about 2 a.m. local time Thursday, after the aircraft had taken off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to conduct regularly scheduled training.

Japanese search and rescue aircraft were aiding in the recovery, according to a Marine Corps statement.

“The circumstances of the mishap are currently under investigation,” the release states. “There is no additional information available at this time.”

While the exact aircraft involved were not immediately released, Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 152 flies the KC-130J out of Iwakuni and several fighter squadrons are based there as well, according to the command’s website.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/y ... jet-crash/
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Unread post06 Dec 2018, 02:22

USNI reporting its a F-18D from 242 sqn and a KC-130J from 152 sqn.

https://news.usni.org/2018/12/05/39344

The 130J loss will be keenly felt. There is already a 25 KC-130 shortfall that is partially filled by the use of the 130T in the reserve sqn. Prior to this the 130 has a stellar safety record with only 3 class A mishaps from as far back as 1980. The last being the 130T accident in July 2017 and the other 2 occurring in 2002.
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Unread post06 Dec 2018, 14:25

Thursday, 6 December 2018:
F/A-18D.
VMFA-242, MAG-12, USMC, based at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

KC-130J.
VMGR-152, MAG-12, USMC, based at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

1:40, during training, collided, and crashed into sea, 100 km south-southeast from Muroto Cape, Kouchi Prefecture.

F/A-18: two pilots.
KC-130: five crew.

5:40, one F/A-18 pilot rescued by JMSDF SH-60.

10:45, one pilot or crew found by JCG patrol ship.
12:15, rescued by JMSDF training ship.

F/A-18 was one of flight of at least two.
Wingman circled crash site.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 14-ann-int
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 7-fnn-soci
https://news.usni.org/2018/12/05/39344
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Unread post07 Dec 2018, 15:36

(Can't seem to delete my previous post.)

Thursday, 6 December 2018:
F/A-18D.
VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats", MAG-12, 1st MAW, USMC, based at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

KC-130J.
VMGR-152 "Sumos", MAG-12, 1st MAW, USMC, based at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

1:40, during training, collided, and crashed into sea, 100 km south-southeast from Muroto Cape, Kouchi Prefecture.

F/A-18: two crew ejected, and rescued.

Pilot killed.
Captain Jahmar F. Resilard (28).

Co-pilot survived.

KC-130: five crew missing as at 2018/12/08.

5:40, F/A-18 co-pilot rescued by JMSDF SH-60J, and was conscious.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... shimav-l36

SH-60J of 24th Koukuutai, JMSDF, based at Komatsushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture.

SH-60J delivered F/A-18 co-pilot to Komatsushima AB, and another SH-60J of 24th Koukuutai delivered F/A-18 co-pilot to MCAS Iwakuni.

10:45, F/A-18 pilot found by JCG patrol ship.
He was strapped to his seat.

12:15, rescued by JMSDF training ship, DD-131 JDS Setoyuki.

SH-60J of 24th Koukuutai, JMSDF, delivered him from JDS Setoyuki to Komatsushima AB, and to Tokushima Red Cross Hospital, Komatsushima City, Tokushima Prefecture.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... shimav-l36

23:00, F/A-18 pilot confirmed as killed, at Tokushima Red Cross Hospital.

SAR action included patrol ship PS-15 Bizan of Tokushima Coast Guard Office, JCG.

F/A-18 was one of flight of at least two.
Wingman circled crash site.

https://www.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/05kanku/tokushima/

Tokushima Coast Guard Office, JCG.

http://www.tokushima-med.jrc.or.jp/en/

Tokushima Red Cross Hospital.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 14-ann-int
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 7-fnn-soci
https://news.usni.org/2018/12/05/39344
https://news.usni.org/2018/12/07/marine ... ll-missing
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Unread post08 Dec 2018, 00:48

Tragic. :salute:
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
CSAF Gen. Mark Welsh
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Unread post08 Dec 2018, 02:59

Gamera wrote:...

Thank you for the detailed information, it's highly appreciated.


As for the event, tragic indeed :salute:
"Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know"
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Unread post08 Dec 2018, 14:46

] Thank you for the detailed information

No problemo, dude.

https://news.usni.org/2018/12/07/marine ... ll-missing

Marines Identify Hornet Pilot Who Died After Crash with KC-130J off Japan; 5 Marines Still Missing

December 7, 2018 9:48 AM • Updated: December 7, 2018 10:13 AM
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Unread post11 Dec 2018, 07:42

The search has been ended and the missing declared deceased. Sad to read this. Condolences to the families and friends.

Posted vis marines.mil
https://twitter.com/IIIMEF/status/1072350185647415296
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Unread post12 Dec 2018, 16:04

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/fa ... t-1.560252
https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/fi ... s-1.560128

KC-130 crew:

Pilot: Major [posthumous Lieutenant Colonel] Kevin Herrmann (38).
Executive Officer.
Wife, three daughters (12, 10, 7).

Major James Brophy (36).
Wife, son, daughter.

Staff Sergeant Maximo Alexander Flores [Junior] (27).
Wife.

Corporal Daniel Baker (21).
Crewmaster.

Corporal William Carter Ross (21).
Aerial refuelling and maintenance.
Twin sisters (16, 16).

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