F-18 jet and tanker crash in mid-air during refuelling near Japan | The Independent

The crash some 200 miles off the coast involved an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet made by McDonnell Douglas, and a KC-130, a refuelling plane with propellers made by Lockheed Martin.

“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 and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred,” according to the release. “Japanese search and rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery”.

Source: F-18 jet and tanker crash in mid-air during refuelling near Japan | The Independent

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