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Six U.S. Marines Missing After Plane Crash


Six Marines Missing

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  • Six U.S. Marines are missing after two military planes collided in mid-air off the coast of Japan.
  • Officials say a fighter jet and a refueling tanker collided and crashed into the ocean about 200 miles south of Muroto Cape.  One soldier was rescued and is in stable condition, but six others are still unaccounted for.
  • The incident happened during a routine training exercise. The Marines say the crash is under investigation.


One U.S. navy was rescued, but six others were missing late on Wednesday after two Marine Corps aircraft collided during a regular training exercise off the coast of Japan while fueling in mid-air.

The aircraft — a KC-130 and a F/A-18 Hornet — had started from the Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, near Hiroshima. The accident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday, local time (12 p.m. ET).

The Ministry of Defense of Japan said that the two aircraft crashed into the sea south of Muroto Cape on Shikoku Island in southwestern Japan, 200 miles off the coast.

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