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Search and rescue underway for 2 Marine Corps aircraft off coast of Japan

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Search and rescue operations are underway off the coast of Japan for two Marine Corps aircraft reportedly involved in a mishap early Thursday, according to the Marines.

The aircraft involved are said to be a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 refueling tanker and an F/A-18 fighter jet.

"The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred," according to a Marine Corps Base Camp Butler statement on Wednesday.

There were five personnel on board the KC-130 and two on board the F/A-18, a Marine official told ABC News.

Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces are leading search and rescue efforts.

"The circumstances of the mishap are currently under investigation. There is no additional information available at this time," the statement said.

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