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Japan: 5 are still missing from the Marine accident

One of the two recovered soldiers died yesterday

The research of the five soldiers dispersed after yesterday an F/A-18D Hornet fighter plane and a KC-130J Super Hercules aircrew collided during a training crashing into the sea off Japan, while one of the two marines recovered died as a result of the injuries reported. The planes, helicopters and ships of the Japanese Navy and the US military are busy plumbing an area with a range of about 370 km (200 nautical miles) in the hope of recovering the remaining 5 soldiers, although the hopes of finding them still alive they are waning. It is not known whether the two recovered were part of the crew of the fighter or the refuelling aircraft, although it is certain that there were 5 people on board the Super Hercules and 2 on the Hornet. The causes of the accident, on which the Marine Corps is investigating, are obviously not clear yet.

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