USA/ MARINES ID DEAD CREW MEM­BER IN JA­PAN WAR­PLANES CRASH

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Tokyo - The U.S. Marines have iden­ti­fied a fighter pilot who died after his jet col­lided with a re­fu­el­ing air­craft dur­ing train­ing off Ja­pan's coast, leav­ing five other Marines miss­ing and one res­cued. Two pilots were fly­ing an F/A-18 Hor­net that col­lided with a KC-130 Her­cules about 2 a.m. Thurs­day. The other pilot was res­cued and the crew of the re­fu­el­ing plane is miss­ing.

The Marine Corps iden­ti­fied the dead crew mem­ber as Capt. Jah­mar Re­si­lard, 28, of Mi­ra­mar, Florida. He served with Marine All Weather Fighter At­tack Squadron 242, sta­tioned on Marine Corps Air Sta­tion Iwakuni in Ya­m­aguchi, Ja­pan.

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