Friday 18 August 2017

Hose falls from plane onto house

A refuelling hose fell from a C-130J Hercules cargo plane and landed on a house in a San Diego County
A refuelling hose fell from a C-130J Hercules cargo plane and landed on a house in a San Diego County

A refuelling hose has fallen from a large cargo plane and landed on a house in a San Diego County neighbourhood.

Nobody was injured, military officials said.

Major Jay Delarosa of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said investigators will try to determine how the heavy-duty retractable rubber hose became detached from a C-130J Hercules late on Saturday morning.

The house in Carmel Mountain just north of the Marine base sustained roof damage. It is unclear whether anyone was inside at the time.

Major Delarosa said there was likely to be a small amount of aviation fuel in the hose. San Diego fire crews and Marine Corps recovery teams attended the scene.

Major Delarosa did not know if the four-engine C-130J was in the process of refuelling another aircraft when the hose fell.

The mishap occurred as the annual Miramar Air Show attracted tens of thousands of people to the Miramar base.

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