Search Continues In Us Marine Aircraft Crash

Search continues in US Marine aircraft crash

Japan's Self Defense Forces are searching for 6 American military members off the coast of western Japan. They were on board two military planes that collided mid-air Thursday morning.

The SDF say they have rescued one crewmember who is being treated at US Iwakuni air station in western Japan. The government says he is in stable condition.

The FA-18 fighter jet and KC-130 refueling aircraft crashed more than 100 kilometers off Japan in the early hours of Thursday. They were conducting a training mission.

A Marine spokesperson says they will provide more information when they get it.

Japan Coast Guard officials say there are no reports that the crash has affected any ships navigating in the area.