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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243439
Last updated: 1 October 2020
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Date:29-SEP-2020
Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VF35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Salton City, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport, AZ (YUM/KNYL)
Destination airport:Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport, AZ (YUM/KNYL)
Narrative:
A U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II made contact with a VMGR-352 Lockheed KC-130J Hercules (166765) during air-to-air refuelling. The F-35B pilot successfully ejected and the aircraft crashed. The KC-130J made a forced gear-up landing in a carrot field near Thermal, California.

Sources:

Https://fox5sandiego.com/news/california-news/military-aircraft-reported-down-in-socal/
https://kyma.com/news/2020/09/29/breaking-news-pilots-rescued-from-aircraft-crash-near-salton-city/
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/marine-corps-f-35b-collides-with-refueler-over-california-crews-safe-1.646888
https://theaviationist.com/2020/09/30/video-emerges-of-marine-corps-f-35b-crashing-into-the-ground-after-mid-air-collision-with-kc-130j/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Sep-2020 05:43 Notarhelicopters Added
30-Sep-2020 05:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source]
30-Sep-2020 05:45 harro Updated [Date]
30-Sep-2020 05:54 harro Updated [Time, Narrative]
30-Sep-2020 06:03 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
30-Sep-2020 17:36 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2020 17:43 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
01-Oct-2020 14:13 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]

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