IWAKUNI, Japan (WAVY) — A search and rescue effort is underway after a Marine pilot ejected off the coast of Japan.
In a news release, III Marine Expeditionary Force officials said the pilot ejected Tuesday night from a F/A-18 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan.
The fighter was assigned to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan.
Officials say the pilot was conducting a training exercise when a mishap occurred. The incident is under investigation.
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