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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219051
Last updated: 25 July 2021
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Time:01:42 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet
Owner/operator:VMFA(AW)-242 USMC
Registration: 165416
MSN: 1453/D147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:100 km SSE of Muroto Cape, Japan -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Iwakuni MCAS (IWK/RJOI)
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (IWK/RJOI)
A USMC F/A-18 fighter aircraft from the All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA(AW)-242), stationed on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi, Japan, with two crew onboard experienced a midair collision with a USMC KC-130 tanker aircraft with five crew onboard during refueling operations over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan.

One person of F/A-18 has been rescued alive by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces. The other person who was found sitting on the ejected seat, was rescued but later died from the injuries sustained in the crash. All five occupants of KC-130 was still missing as of 7th December.



Revision history:

05-Dec-2018 23:06 Geno Added
06-Dec-2018 00:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 01:06 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
06-Dec-2018 01:35 Geno Updated [Date, Time]
06-Dec-2018 01:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
06-Dec-2018 15:22 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
06-Dec-2018 17:27 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 18:55 Iceman 29 Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 19:46 whiteshark Updated [Time, Source]
06-Dec-2018 21:53 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Dec-2018 11:31 isamuel Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 17:45 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Damage]
07-Dec-2018 18:53 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 20:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Source]
08-Dec-2018 00:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2018 10:37 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
28-Dec-2019 16:23 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
01-Jul-2020 22:10 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source]
19-Aug-2020 16:13 Jixon Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Nov-2020 08:05 rvargast17 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]

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