Another crew member has been found in the Pacific near Japan where two Marine Corps aircraft collided while refueling in the middle of the air on Thursday during a training session, according to Japan’s Department of Defense.
Five others disappeared.
The other person was found about 60 miles south of Muroto Cape on Shikoku island in southwestern Japan, said the Navy’s self-defense force. The crew member’s condition was unknown.
The Marines said that a F / A-18 fighter aircraft and a KC-130 tanker collided and crashed during training around 2:00 after the aircraft retired from the base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima. The crash occurred about 200 miles off the coast.
The seven crew members included two in F / A-18 and five in KC-130. A hunting crew was rescued in a stable condition earlier Thursday. The crew member was reportedly taken to a hospital at a Marine Corps base in Iwakuni and was treated. No further details were provided.
Associated Press contributed to this report.