During the refueling in Japan, two U.S. military aircraft crashed on Thursday. Six US marines are missing since the accident Officials from both countries gave this information. According to a statement issued by American Marines in Japan, two aircraft ... F-18 fighter aircraft and C-130 tanker have crashed. The incident occurred around 2 o'clock in the late night at about 200 miles from the coast of Japan. An official of the US Defense Department said the plane crashed after flying from the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, South Japan. A spokesman for Japan's Self Defense Force said that an Air Soldier has been rescued, but others are still missing.
The statement issued by the Marines said that the doctors are investigating the rescued air soldiers. A search and rescue operation is being conducted to search for six other members. According to a Japanese official, It is believed that there were five personnel in the C-130. He told that Japan has deployed four aircraft and three ships in search of missing air personnel. According to the American media, there were five Air Force personnel in the C-130 and two F-18 in the Air Force. American Marines has thanked Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force for immediate launching of search and rescue operations. The army said that the circumstances in which the accident happened, it is being investigated.