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Marine jets crash over Pacific Ocean, two marines rescued

December 06, 2018 09:11 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pentagon has released that a search and rescue mission is under way after two U.S. Marine Corps warplanes collided in midair, crashing into the Pacific Ocean about 200 miles off the coast of Japan.

Two Marines have been rescued and there are five still missing.

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The planes were conducting regularly scheduled training when they somehow collided.

The U.S. military has about 50,000 troops stationed in Japan.

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Andrew Murphy

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