USMC pilot missing after ejecting from F/A-18 over Japan

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet takes off from the deck of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) during a joint naval exercise in the Philippine Sea, east of Okinawa, Japan. Wednesday, a pilot ejected from his aircraft during training and went missing for several bours. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI

OKINAWA, Japan, Dec. 7 (UPI) — A U.S. Marine Corps pilot ejected from his F/A-18 Hornet during a training mission over Japan on Wednesday and remains missing, officials said.

The pilot escaped from his fighter jet about 20 miles southeast of Iwakuni. Details of the accident were not immediately disclosed.

A search for the pilot was conducted in the area he ejected but he was not immediately located.

Search teams continue to search for the unidentified pilot.


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