Two Marine Corps Aircraft Crash Off Japan, Fate Of Those Onboard Unknown

Two Marine Corps Aircraft Crash Off Japan, Fate Of Those Onboard Unknown

The planes involved were an F-18 fighter and a C-130 tanker, the official said. Search and rescue operations were underway at the scene.

Two military aircraft crashed early Thursday while refueling in the air during a training mission off the coast of Japan, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) said Wednesday.

Further details about the incident were not immediately released.

Japanese aircraft were taking part in the search effort, according to the Marines.

The Marine Corps has punished two aviators who flew their aircraft deliberately to draw a giant penis in the skies over California's Salton Sea.

Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya delivers a statement during his Q and A session with journalists following a US military aircraft crash at the parliament in Tokyo

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

The statement concluded by saying that "the investigation is ongoing" and "no other information is yet available".

ABC News reported that a total of seven people were thought to be on the two aircraft.

An FA-18, like the one shown here in Australia, was identified as one of the planes that was involved in a mishap off the coast of Japan on Wednesday.

More news: United Kingdom lawmakers just released a trove of Facebook emails

Related Articles