Military IDs remains of three Marines recovered after December midair collision off Japan
TOKYO — The Marine Corps has identified three servicemembers whose remains were recovered in a salvage operation following the crash of two military aircraft late last year off the coast of Japan.
Five crew members of a KC-130J tanker and the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet were killed in a midair collision during a nighttime training mission on Dec. 6. The Hornet’s weapons officer was the sole survivor. Both aircraft were based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.
A salvage operation, which began May 27, concluded June 7 after recovering the remains as well as the KC-130J’s cockpit voice and digital flight recorders.
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