Japan finds 2nd U.S. Marine crew member after planes collide

Japan's Coast Guard ship is seen at sea during a search operation for U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off Muroto Kochi prefecture southwestern Japan Thursday Dec. 6 2018

Japanese and USA officials say two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and search and rescue operations are underway.

Japanese officials said two crew members were in the F/A-18, and five others in the KC-130.

The US Marine Corps said Wednesday that the US McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and Lockheed Martin KC-130 aerial refuel tanker had departed Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and had been operating according to the regularly scheduled refueling training when they had collided. One crew from the fighter jet was rescued in stable condition earlier Thursday.

Japan's SDF had deployed nine aircraft and three vessels for the search, he said.

One of the rescued crew members, who was in the FA-18, was taken to the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan, while the other was taken to a ship of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, according to USA and Japanese authorities. "The circumstances of the mishap are now under investigation".

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The US military has about 50,000 troops stationed in Japan and accidents are not uncommon.

Last month, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea southwest of Japan's southern island of Okinawa, though its two pilots were rescued safely. It is unknown which aircraft the second boarded.

"Later, if we get to know the details of the accident, we will take appropriate measures", added Iwaya. There was no report of civilian ships affected by the crash.

Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni that hosts the U.S. base where the two aircraft were based, told the city assembly he had asked the military to halt operations until the cause of the accident became clear.

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