Fighter Jet and Military Transport Plane Crash near Thermal
THERMAL, CA (October 1, 2020) – Tuesday afternoon, a plane crash near Thermal caused the plane to forced land in Coachella Valley.
According to reports, a Lockheed Martin KC-130 and Lockheed Martin F-35B “made contact” during a refueling operation. The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. near Thermal, said U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Brett Vannier. Vannier is the spokesman for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Yuma, Arizona.
Due to the crash, the KC-130 initiated a forced landing in a field near Avenue 59 and Polk Street intersection. This area is located near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal.
Vannier confirmed that all the aircraft occupants were uninjured. However, it’s still not confirmed whether the aircraft was suitable for flying.
Furthermore, the authorities shut down the 59th Avenue between Polk and Fillmore streets while emergency crews worked at the scene.
On the other hand, Vannier said that the F-35B pilot “ejected successfully and is currently being treated.” However, the authorities haven’t released any reports on the extent of injuries sustained by the pilot.
Moreover, the jet crashed near Salton City and caused a fire. Thus, firefighters from the Imperial County Fire Department responded to put off the blaze.
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