US military aircraft crashes in sea off Japan killing at least one
A U.S. military aircraft with eight people onboard crashed into the sea in western Japan on Wednesday, with several media outlets reporting one crew member had died and the condition of at least two hauled from waters was unclear.
Japan's coast guard said what appeared to be wreckage from the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey and one "non-responsive" person had been found some 3 km from Yakushima island.
Fishing boats in the area found three people in the surrounding waters, a representative of a local fisheries cooperative said, adding their condition was unknown.
Another Osprey landed safely at the island's airport on Wednesday afternoon around the time of the crash, a spokesperson for the local government said.
U.S. forces in the region were still gathering information, a spokesperson said.