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Search and rescue effort underway for Marine F/A-18 pilot December / 7 / 2016
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot ejected from his aircraft today at approximately 6:40 p.m. approximately 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan. 

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan -- Search and rescue efforts are currently underway. 

The aircraft was assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan. 

The aircraft was conducting regularly scheduled training at the time of the mishap. The cause of the incident is under investigation. There is no further information at this time. 

For additional information contact III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs at the provided email address.

III Marine Expeditionary Force
Phone: Call: (DSN) 645-0791