Marine F-35 crashes after inflight incident with refueling aircraft

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona is reporting that a Marine Corps F-35B crashed Sept. 29.

It has been reported that the F-35B Lightning II made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling mission at approximately 4 p.m. As a result, the F-35 crashed.

The pilot of the F-35B ejected successfully and is currently being treated.

The KC-130J is on the ground in the vicinity of the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Riverside County, Calif.

All crew members of the KC-130J have been reported safe.

The official cause of the crash is currently under investigation. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

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