International

Search begins for US Marine officers after 2 planes crashed mid-air into the sea

Search begins for US Marine officers after 2 planes crashed mid-air into the sea
By Editor

A search team is now on the look out for five U.S Marine officers who have been declared missing after two Marine Corps aircrafts collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan.

According to Japanese and American officials, the incident happened during an air-to-air refueling exercise on Thursday.

Read also: KHASHOGGI: US politicians accuse Trump of foot-dragging over sanctions against Saudi Arabia

Authorities say two person have been found thus far, with one said to be in a stable condition at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, while the second had been found about 10 hours after the collision.

Search-and-rescue efforts for the remaining five continued, Japan’s highest-ranking military officer said.

“We plan to keep at it all through the night,” Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces’ Joint Staff, told a news conference.

Join the conversation

Opinions

About the author

Editor

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.