U.S. Marines do it at night: F/A-18D first ever arrested night landing on Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands

Do you remember the previous article about the first ever “coral” arrestment on a tiny island of the Northern Mariana Islands?

To make it more difficult, on May 29, during the same exercise Geiger Fury 2012, the U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron -171, Marine Aircraft Group-12 performed the first ever F/A-18D arrested night landing on West Field runway, Tinian Island.

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