Japanese Sdf Jet Crashes, 2 Crew Rescued

Japanese SDF jet crashes, 2 crew rescued

Japan's Defense Ministry has confirmed a F-2 fighter jet has crashed off the coast of western Japan and the crew of two has been rescued alive.

Officials described the condition of both crew members, who were pulled from the sea, as "conscious."

Air traffic controllers lost contact with the Self-Defense Force aircraft on Wednesday morning.

At the time, it was on a training mission off the coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture.

A helicopter located the crew members in a life raft and picked them up.

The Defense Ministry says the search is continuing for the aircraft, but an oil slick has been spotted that could be from the plane. It's also launching an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.