The following is an excerpt from CBSNews.com | December 7, 2016 |
One of the Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet jets crashed off Japan Wednesday, military officials tell CBS News, on the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
The pilot, who was from the to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, ejected from the plane during a regular training mission at about 6:40 p.m. local time, 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni in southern Japan, the Marine Corps said in a statement.
A search-and-rescue operation has been launched, officials said. The cause of the accident and the fate of the pilot are not clear at this time.
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