U.S. mil­i­tary planes col­lide near Ja­pan

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A U.S. Ma­rine Corp re­fu­el­ing plane and a fighter jet car­ry­ing a to­tal of seven U.S. troops col­lided and crashed into the Pa­cific Ocean off Ja­pan’s south­west­ern coast early Thurs­day. Res­cuers found two of the crew mem­bers in­volved, of­fi­cials said, but search and res­cue op­er­a­tions were con­tin­u­ing for the five oth­ers. There were two pi­lots in the F/A-18 and five crew mem­bers in the KC-130, of­fi­cials said. One of the troops res­cued from the Pa­cific was in fair con­di­tion and the other was be­ing trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion, the Marines con­firmed. The cause of the crash is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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