One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

Last month, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea southwest of Japan's southern island of Okinawa, though its two pilots were rescued safely.

Search-and-rescue operations are underway after a pair of Marine Corps aircraft were involved in a "mishap" early Thursday off the coast of Japan. Japanese officials said two crew members were in the F/A-18, and five others in the KC-130.

Further details about the incident were not immediately released.

Rescue operations are underway off the coast of Japan for survivors of an aviation "mishap" during a training exercise, according a statement by the U.S. marines.

Japanese search-and-rescue aircraft immediately responded to the emergency, the statement added.

The Marine Corps said on its Twitter account it was "aware of an incident involving Marine Corps aircraft off the coast of Japan" and that more information would be given as it became available.

A total of seven personnel were believed to be on board the two aircraft, according to ABC News' Elizabeth McLaughlin.

UPDATE: This story was updated at 5:45 P.M. on December 5 after one of the missing Marines was found alive.

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