U.S. Marine Corps aircraft collision incident Department of man-made houses
U.S. F-18 fighter crashed in the California residential
Marine Corps F-18 fighter crashed in the California residential
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Xinhua correspondent Wang Wei Yang Qingchuan) in December last year a U.S. fighter jet crashed into houses, killing four people. 3 Marine Corps announced the results of the inquiry, identified cause of the accident, including pilot personal mistakes, misjudgments ground controllers and aircraft maintenance are not made in a timely manner.
Marine Corps spokesman, said Ahlers, in addition to the accident flight and the pilot has been banned for further investigation, there were 13 members of the Marine Corps punished, including the captain of the aircraft squadron , responsible for aircraft maintenance and other two officers were dismissed.
last December, the pilots driving alone an F-18 “Hornet” fighter training in the California coast flight, an aircraft engine flameout, and the leak from the tank. Pilot was fully able to safely land the nearest military airport, but due to misjudgment and poor communication with ground control, the pilots choose to fly farther to land near San Diego. At the same time, ground control did not follow the rules and flying the aircraft to avoid residential areas.
near the destination, another aircraft engines put out the fire, the pilot ejection device through the success of my escape, but the aircraft has crashed into a South Korean immigrant living in the housing, resulting in four deaths in this family , including two women, a one-year old children and one for only two months old baby. It is reported that before the accident the family moved into this house just a month.