Marine Corps planes crash off coast of Japan

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One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

Two F/A-18D Hornets with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 approach a KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 during a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command aerial refueling exercise in undisclosed location. (Cpl. Trever Statz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

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

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

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Military plane crash: F18 and C-130 collide off Japan; some crew members found

TOKYO — A U.S. Marine Corp refueling plane and a fighter jet carrying a total of seven U.S. troops collided and crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast early Thursday. Rescuers found two of the crew members involved, officials said, but search and rescue operations were continuing for the five others.

The U.S. Marine Corps said the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular refueling training after they took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan.

The U.S. military said the crash occurred 200 miles off the coast. Japanese officials said it happened closer to land, about 60 miles out, and that’s where the Japanese search and rescue mission found two crew members.

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Marine Pilots Who Drew Penis-Shaped Cloud in Sky Allowed to Fly After Temporary Ban

Two Marine Corps pilots, who drew a large penis-shaped cloud in the sky, will be allowed to retain their wings and continue flying after being temporarily banned.

Marine spokesperson Major Josef Patterson told The Marine Corps Times that the aviators have faced disciplinary action and will be allowed to continue to serve. However, he did not reveal details about their punishment.

“Two Marine Corps aviators were administratively disciplined following the completion of an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding an October 23 irregular flight pattern that resulted in an obscene image,’ he said.

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  • Date: 2018-12-05T17:04:46-05:00
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F-18 jet and tanker crash in mid-air during refuelling near Japan

The crash was announced by the United States Marine Corps, and the force said’Japanese search and rescue jets responded immediately to the incident.

The crash some 200 miles off the coast involved an’F/A-18’Hornet fighter jet made by’McDonnell Douglas, and a KC-130, a refuelling plane with propellers made by Lockheed Martin.

‘The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred,” according to the release. “Japanese search and rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery”.

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  • Date: 2018-12-05T21:56:31+00:00
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Search and rescue underway for 2 Marine Corps aircraft off coast of Japan, 2 people found

Two people have been found by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces, which is leading search and rescue efforts with both surface ships and aircraft, a spokesperson for III Marine Expeditionary Force in Japan. The first person was in good condition, while the second person’s condition was unclear and they were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation.

There were five personnel on board the KC-130 and two on board the F/A-18 at the time of the incident, a Marine official told ABC News.

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The circumstances of the mishap were under investigation and no other information was available, according to the statement.

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