A Marine pilot who ejected from an F/A-18 Hornet Wednesday during a training mission approximately 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan remains missing, authorites said.
A statement from III Marine Expeditionary Force stated “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.”
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