A second crew member has been discovered within the Pacific Ocean close to Japan the place two Marine Corps plane collided whereas refueling in mid-air early Thursday throughout a coaching train, in response to Japan’s Protection Ministry.
5 others remained lacking.
The second individual was discovered about 60 miles south of Muroto Cape on Shikoku island in southwestern Japan, the Maritime Self-Protection Power mentioned. The crew member’s situation was unknown.
The Marines mentioned an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling plane collided and crashed throughout coaching round 2 a.m. after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, close to Hiroshima. The crash occurred about 200 miles off the coast.
The seven crew members included two within the F/A-18 and 5 within the KC-130. One crew from the fighter jet was rescued in secure situation earlier Thursday. The crew member was reportedly taken to a hospital at a Marine Corps base in Iwakuni and was being handled. No additional particulars had been offered.
The Related Press contributed to this report.