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    Search and rescue effort underway for Marine F/A-18 pilot

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan -- A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot ejected from his aircraft today at approximately 6:40 p.m. approximately 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan.
    Search and rescue efforts are currently underway.

    The aircraft was assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.

    The aircraft was conducting regularly scheduled training at the time of the mishap. The cause of the incident is under investigation. There is no further information at this time.

    For additional information contact III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs at PAOMedia.MCBB.FCT@usmc.mil.

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    Date Taken: 12.07.2016
    Date Posted: 12.07.2016 08:38
    Story ID: 216686
    Location: JP

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