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Search and rescue operations were underway late Wednesday after two U.S. Marine Corps aircraft crashed while refueling in mid-air during a regularly scheduled training exercise off the coast of Japan, the Marines said.

The aircraft -- a KC-130 and an F/A-18 Hornet -- had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in southern Japan. The accident occurred at around 2 a.m. Thursday, local time (12 p.m. Wednesday ET).

A U.S. official told Fox News that seven Marines were on board the two aircraft. Two aviators were on the F/A-18 Hornet, while five Marines were on the KC-130.

The Marines said in a statement that Japanese search and rescue aircraft responded and were aiding in the rescue effort. The statement added that the incident was under investigation.

This is a developing story; check back for more updates.
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  • U.S. Army, Retired explained that the "training" consisted of training on refueling itself, not some other type of training.

The two of the seven who were rescued were 100 miles off the coast of Japan; one of them is in stable condition. The other five are still missing.

I pray that they be found.
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Simply devastating.  Prayers to the families.

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