Search and rescue operations are underway off the coast of Japan for a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 refueling tanker and an F/A-18 fighter jet involved in a mishap, according to the Marines. “The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred,” according to a Marine Corps Base Camp Butler statement on Wednesday. There were five personnel on board the KC-130 and two on board the F/A-18, a Marine official told ABC News. The incident occurred about 2 a.m. Thursday off Japan, or about noon Wednesday, Eastern Standard Time.
Source: Search and rescue in progress for 2 Marine Corps planes off coast of Japan