According to military representatives of both countries, emergency services discovered two out of a total of seven crew members. After the others are still looking for.
According to the US Marine Corps, an F / A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 tanker were „in trouble“ during a routine exercise in the morning after launching from their base in Iwakuni, western Japan.
The Ministry of Defense in Tokyo added that the fighters had crashed in the air and crashed into the sea about 100 kilometers south of Cape Muroto near the island of Shikoku.
According to a spokesman for the Japanese Army, there are five crew members aboard the C-130 and two on board the F-18 fighter jet.
Japan is involved with four aircraft and three ships in search of the US soldiers. The cause of the accident is still unclear. The two aircraft were launched from the US base in Iwakuni, southern Japan, for practice flights. In Japan, about 50,000 US soldiers are stationed.