Search continues for five Marines still missing after deadly midair collision near Japan

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A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules pilot and aircraft commander with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni pilots a KC-130J Hercules during a nighttime aerial refueling training operation, Oct. 26, 2017. (GABRIELA GARCIA-HERRERA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO)
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A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules pilot and aircraft commander with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni pilots a KC-130J Hercules during a nighttime aerial refueling training operation, Oct. 26, 2017. (GABRIELA GARCIA-HERRERA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO)

Search continues for five Marines still missing after deadly midair collision near Japan

by: Seth Robson and Hana Kusumoto | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 07, 2018

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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