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Marine KC-130 Aerial Tanker And F/A-18 Hornet Crash Off Japan

A Marine Corps KC-130 and F/A-18 Hornet have crashed off Japan, a defense official told Task & Purpose 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. Dec. 6.,” a Marine Corps news release says.

“The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred. Japanese search and rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery.”

No information about how many service members were aboard the two aircraft at the time or what their current status is.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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