$100 Million Jet Fighter Smashed Near Coachella Into The Desert At The Time Of Air To Air Refuelling: On Tuesday, a $100 million jet fighter crashed near Coachella. The military aircrews were fortunate enough to come out alive.
The US Marine Corps also confirmed this news. They said that the F-35 fighter jet clipped a KC-130 tanker. At that time, it was being refuelled in the skies and was just above Southern California’s Salton see.
$100 Million Jet Fighter Crashed Into The Desert, Pilot Managed To Eject Safely
Some witnesses on the land captured this unfortunate incident. It showed the $100 million jet fighter getting crashed into the desert. It looked a fireball just a moment after the pilot successfully ejected to the safety.
Meanwhile, the cargo plane had no other choice than following an emergency landing near Thermal Airport. Reportedly, two propellers of the aircraft went missing from one of its wings. Also, fuel was getting leaked from it.
The eight crew members managed to escape unharmed from the plane.
F-35B Lost Control And Smashed While It Was Trying To Communicate With A KC-130J.
Capt. Joseph Butterfield, Marine Corps spokesperson, said that around four o clock in the evening F-35B tried communicating with a KC-130J. So, this happened at the time time of air to air refuelling. Consequently, the F-35B lost control and got crashed.
Fortunately, the pilot of the plane ejected safely and is currently under the doctor’s observation. However, he suffered only some minor injuries.
Also, all the crew members of KC-130J were reported safe.
Around two years ago, 6 US Marines died because their plane smashed into a refueller.