U.S. military planes collide near Japan
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.