Search continues for five Marines still missing after deadly midair collision near Japan
TOKYO – Five Marines involved in a collision between a fighter jet and a refueling plane remain missing off Japan’s coast as a multinational search enters its second day, a Japanese Defense Ministry official said Friday.
Two Marines were recovered from the Pacific Ocean after an F/A-18 Hornet and a KC-130 Hercules aerial tanker collided midair just before 2 a.m. Thursday and crashed in the sea south of Muroto Cape on Shikoku Island, according to the Defense Ministry.
The first rescued crew member, who reportedly came from the Hornet, is in fair condition, U.S. and Japanese officials said. The other died after being picked up by a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel.
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