USA marines missing after aircraft 'mishap' off Japan

US Marine aircraft suffer 'mishap' off Japanese coast, search-and-rescue underway

US Marine aircraft suffer 'mishap' off Japanese coast, search-and-rescue underway

The Marine Corps said Japanese search-and-rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery efforts.

USA media say the two planes crashed during mid-air refuelling but this has not been officially confirmed.

A United States official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it occurred during a refueling exercise.

Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya delivers a statement during his Q and A session with journalists following a US military aircraft crash at the parliament in Tokyo

The statement said that the aircraft involved in the incident had taken off from U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture, "and were conducting regularly scheduled training" when it occurred. It is not known at this time if the aircraft was refueling at the time of the crash. Officials later announced on Twitter that the person rescued was being evaluated as the search for the six missing Marines continues.

No other details were provided.

The aircraft were identified as a KC-130-a plane involved in aerial refueling-and an F/A-18 Hornet-a twin engine fighter jet.

Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Share Photos From Their Wedding Ceremonies!
Her headpiece! It's " a 16-carat oval-shaped diamond "! The majesty of red and gold glamour filled the air and infused the decor. Ahead of the wedding, she confirmed this to Vogue and on her wedding day , Ralph Lauren announced the news itself.

"The circumstances of the mishap are now under investigation", Marine officials said in a statement.

The F/A-18 is a two-seater jet.

In mid-October, a MH-60 Seahawk also belonging to the Ronald Reagan crashed off the Philippine Sea shortly after takeoff, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors.

Wilder retains WBC title after contentious draw with Fury
I went to Germany to fight Klitschko, I came to America to fight Deontay Wilder. There is, however, doubt as to whether Wilder would take a rematch.

The pilots, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, first aroused controversy after they flew the phallic flight pattern in their T-34C.

Most New European HIV Cases Last Year Arose In Ukraine, Russia
The overall trend suggested the European region would not achieve the United Nations target of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2030. One reason for the persistent HIV epidemic in Europe is that late diagnosis remains a challenge across the whole Region.

Recommended News

  • Michelle Obama Shares Heartfelt Advice for Pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle

    Michelle Obama Shares Heartfelt Advice for Pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle

    Then, in what may be an unprecedented slip-up, Obama said the line that threw the audience and internet into a frenzy. She also brought up going to marriage counselling with Barack Obama .
    Arsenal triumph over Tottenham amid 'unacceptable' trouble in stands

    Arsenal triumph over Tottenham amid 'unacceptable' trouble in stands

    Television replays showed a banana skin present on the pitch as Arsenal celebrated their opening goal , scored by Gabon global Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the penalty spot.
    Jürgen Klopp: no problems in Liverpool midfield

    Jürgen Klopp: no problems in Liverpool midfield

    One man that appeared to receive more criticism than others for his display was Jordan Henderson . "We have the players for it". Here's how Liverpool fans have been reacting to Klopp's comments ahead of a hugely important game against Everton.
  • Prince William reportedly 'voiced doubts' about Meghan Markle

    Prince William reportedly 'voiced doubts' about Meghan Markle

    The sisters-in-law have hit headlines over the past week, as many reports having emerged claiming that the pair do not get along. A source close to the Princes told Vanity Fair this would have been "unthinkable" two years ago and added: "A lot has changed".
    A close look at Trump's claims on trade deal

    A close look at Trump's claims on trade deal

    A senior White House official later said Trump and bin Salman exchanged pleasantries during a subsequent leaders' session. A new deal was negotiated after Trump took office, who promised to secure better terms for the US industry and workers.
    NASA selects 9 American companies to potentially send payloads to Moon

    NASA selects 9 American companies to potentially send payloads to Moon

    NASA boss Jim Bridenstine has told reporters that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk smoking week on a podcast "was not appropriate behavior". This space program is a private-public undertaking to develop a technology which will explore the lunar eclipse.
  • 'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: Republican senators

    'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: Republican senators

    Khashoggi, a USA resident who wrote for the Washington Post, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. The Kentucky lawmaker was excluded from a group on Tuesday that met with CIA Director Gina Haspel.
    Trump-Xi consensus reached on trade but statements differ — Global Geopolitical Series

    Trump-Xi consensus reached on trade but statements differ — Global Geopolitical Series

    Trump said, however, "We are dealing from great strength, but China likewise has much to gain if and when a deal is completed". A Heritage Foundation analysis of data put soybeans as the most important crop, being 63% of agricultural exports to China .
    British PM in landmark visit to Argentina

    British PM in landmark visit to Argentina

    Mrs May's comments came as International Trade Secretary Liam Fox insisted that a no-deal Brexit would not be a disaster. In an interview with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg, she urged MPs to "deliver on the vote of the referendum".
  • Epic unveils new Fortnite Creative mode focused on building

    Epic unveils new Fortnite Creative mode focused on building

    That'd be enough to keep most busy but not Epic; the company also teased a Fortnite world premiere for The Game Awards tomorrow. The 10,000-strong Epic Games Support-A-Creator program helps you reach creators, so they can help you reach players.
    Oil surges on trade truce and expected supply cuts

    Oil surges on trade truce and expected supply cuts

    Well, despite Qatar producing a tiny amount of the world's oil supply, it's still a move that will not be welcome in Mzansi. Oil prices have fallen from a four-year high above $86 a barrel in early October on concerns over excess supply.
    WTI oil price slides under $50 per barrel

    WTI oil price slides under $50 per barrel

    European oil benchmark Brent stood at just under $60 on Wednesday, while its United States counterpart WTI hovered just above $51. The supply and demand fundamentals remain bearish, but the early price action suggests the technical picture may be improving.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.