Thursday, September 22, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier Fighter Jet Has Crashed Off The Coast Of Okinawa. Pilot Ejects Safely


CNN: US fighter jet crashes off Japanese island of Okinawa

Tokyo (CNN)A US Marine Corps pilot ejected safely when his fighter jet crashed into the waters off the Japanese island of Okinawa, officials said.

The fighter jet, a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet, departed the Kadena US Air Base and crashed 153 km (95 miles) off Hedo Cape, according to a local coast guard official.

The Japanese coast guard deployed rescue teams at 2 p.m. local time (1 a.m ET) and received a report two hours later that at least one person has been pulled from the crash site.

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