Off the coast of Japan after the collision of the two aircraft saved the American military

© AFP 2018 / Alexander KleinАмериканский military transport aircraft C-130. Archival photoOff the coast of Japan after the collision of the two aircraft saved the American military© 2018 AFP / Alexander Klein

One American soldier rescued after the collision of U.S. aircraft in Japan, the TV channel ABC.

American fighter-bomber F/A-18 and transport aircraft-tanker KC-130 collided on Thursday night off the coast of Japan, said earlier RIA Novosti in the marine Corps of the United States.

According to ABC, the soldier was picked up by Japan self-defense forces, which participate in search and rescue operations.

NBC reports that on Board the aircraft, as expected, were the seven people: two in a fighter plane and five on the tanker.

According to the command, the incident occurred at about 02.00 local time. Both aircraft took off from the base of the U.S. marine corps Iwakuni (southwest of Hiroshima), and conducted a «routine training flight».

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