Res­cue mis­sion for US marines af­ter crash

The Herald (South Africa) - - World -

Res­cue op­er­a­tions were un­der way on Thurs­day for five US marines miss­ing af­ter two mil­i­tary air­craft crashed dur­ing a re­fu­elling op­er­a­tion off Ja­pan’s coast, the Ja­panese de­fence min­is­ter said.

One crew mem­ber had al­ready been res­cued, Takeshi Iwaya said.

A spokesper­son for the Ja­pan SelfDe­fence Forces said an­other crew mem­ber had been found but there were no de­tails yet of his con­di­tion. –

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