Crash-aerien 06 DEC 2018 d'un Lockheed Martin KC-130J 167981 - Muroto Cape, Japan 
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Last updated: 9 December 2022
Statuts:
Date:jeudi 6 dcembre 2018
Heure:c. 02:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C30J model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin KC-130J
Compagnie:United States Marine Corps
Immatriculation: 167981
Numro de srie: 5617
Anne de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 5 / bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / bord: 0
Total:victimes: 5 / bord: 5
Dgats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Consquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:100 km (62.5 milles) SSE de Muroto Cape, Japan (   Ocan Pacifique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aroport de dpart:Iwakuni MCAS (IWK/RJOI), Japon
Aroport de destination:Iwakuni MCAS (IWK/RJOI), Japon
Dtails:
A USMC F/A-18 fighter aircraft with two crew onboard experienced a midair collision with a USMC KC-130J tanker aircraft with 5 crew onboard during refueling operations over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan.
Both F/A-18 crewmen were rescued by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces. One later died.
The search for the crew of the KC-130, attached to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152), was abandoned on December 11, 2018.

Sources:
» III MEF Marines press release
» U.S. Marines abandon search for five missing aircrew after crash near Japan (washingtonpost.com, 11 Dec. 2018)


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Ce plan montre l'aroport de dpart ainsi que la suppose destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Iwakuni MCAS et Iwakuni MCAS est de 19884 km (12427 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne reprsentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prlimimaires sont bases sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus ce jour.

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