Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Five Marines have been declared dead in a collision of two aircraft after an extensive search off Japan's southern coast ended, the military branch said Tuesday.
On Thursday, a KC-130J Hercules collided midair with an F/A-18 Hornet. Seven Marines were involved in the training accident just before 2 a.m., about 200 miles south of Muroto Cape on Shikoku Island after taking off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Two Marines on the fighter jet were rescued, but Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard, 28, of Miramar, Fla., died of his injuries.