MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan --
Search and rescue operations continue for U.S. Marine Corps aircraft that were involved in a mishap approximately 200 miles off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6. One of the personnel involved has been rescued by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. The aircraft involved in the mishap, a KC-130 and an F/A-18, had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred. Japanese search and rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery. The circumstances of the mishap are currently under investigation. Media can contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force media desk at IIIMEFMEDIA@usmc.mil.