Five missing after two US military aircraft crash off Japan coast

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One aircraft was an F/A-18 fighter jet while the other was a KC-130 refueling aircraft

Five US marines are missing after two aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, according to a US defence official.

The planes, which are thought to have been involved in a midair collision, were an FA-18 Hornet jet fighter and a KC-130 Hercules refuelling aircraft, the official said. Japan’s defence ministry said its maritime self-defence forces had rescued one of the seven people aboard the two aircraft.

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