US Marine fighter jet, tanker plane crash off Japan coast: media

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TOKYO, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Two U.S. military jets have crashed off the coast of western Japan, local media reported Thursday, quoting Japanese government sources.

Japan's public broadcaster NHK said that Japan's defense ministry had received information from the U.S. side that a FA-18 jet and a KC-130 tanker plane from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan had crashed off the coast of Kochi prefecture early on Thursday morning.