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

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Posted at 5:48 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 09:19:54-05
OKINAWA, Japan (KGTV) -- A search is underway in the waters of Japan for a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot who ejected from his aircraft Wednesday.
 
The incident happened at about 6:40 p.m., approximately 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, according to Lt. Col. Stuart Fugler.
 
"Search and rescue efforts are currently underway," Fugler said in a release.
 
The aircraft, assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, was conducting regularly scheduled training at the time of the mishap, Fugler said.
 
The cause of the incident is under investigation. There is no further information at this time. 
 
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