Vessels were not injured in the crash of U.S. Navy planes off the coast of Japan

© Flickr / cclark395Самолет C-130. Archival photoVessels were not injured in the crash of U.S. Navy planes off the coast of Japan© Flickr / cclark395

Two American military aircraft – a fighter-bomber McDonell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet and a military transport tanker KC-130 — after contact in the air made the landing, ships did not suffer, reported to journalists the Deputy Secretary-General of the government of Japan, Yasutoshi Nishimura.

American fighter-bomber F/A-18 and transport aircraft-tanker KC-130 collided in the air in the night of Thursday near the coast of Japan, said earlier RIA Novosti in the marine Corps of the United States. 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». One American soldier rescued, search for others continues.

«According to this hour, the fighter-bomber F/A-18 with two crew members on Board military transport tanker KC-130 with five crew members came into contact in the air and made a landing. Information about the damage (the courts – ed.) the sea is no», — quotes the words Nishimura broadcaster NHK.

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