One dead, five miss­ing

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TOKYO: One of two crew mem­bers re­cov­ered af­ter two US war­planes crashed off Ja­pan’s coast on Thurs­day is dead and five oth­ers re­main miss­ing.

The US Ma­rine Corps said the other re­cov­ered crew mem­ber was in fair con­di­tion. Both were in an F/A-18 Hor­net fighter jet that col­lided with a KC-130 Her­cules dur­ing a train­ing ex­er­cise at 2am. The five miss­ing crew were in the KC-130. The two planes were in­volved in rou­tine train­ing, in­clud­ing aerial re­fu­elling, but the cause of the col­li­sion is still not known.

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