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1 Marine Dead, Another Injured, 5 Missing After U.S. Warplane Collision Off Japan

The U.S. military said one of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, ABC News reports. The Marine Corps said the other recovered crew member was in fair condition. It said an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft collided during training at about 2 a.m. after taking off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima. The seven crew members included two in the F/A-18 and five in the KC-130.The Marines said in a statement that the two planes were involved in routine training, including aerial refueling, but that it was still investigating what was happening when...

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