Two US Marine planes crash while refueling off Japan

Two US Marine planes crash while refueling off Japan

Two United States Marine aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday.

"Search and rescue operations continue for U.S. Marine aircraft that were involved in a mishap off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. December 6.", a Marine Corps news release said.

Marine Corps officials confirmed the incident but offered little information in a statement.

Japan's Defense Ministry said the two aircraft carrying seven crew members in total collided and crashed into the sea about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the Muroto Cape on Shikoku island in southwestern Japan. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing. Japanese officials said two crew members were on the FA-18, and five others on the KC-130.

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In a statement, the Marine Corps said the planes had taken off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in southern Japan.

The planes "were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred", the statement said. Officials said the information was provided by the US side.

The last major US military aircraft incident occurred in May when an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed outside Savannah, killing all nine personnel on board.

More than 50,000 USA troops are based in Japan under the bilateral security pact.

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