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U.S. Marines Declare 5 Service Members Dead, Ending Search After 'Aviation Mishap'

The decision Tuesday follows five days of search and rescue efforts off the coast of Japan, following an accident last week that involved seven crew members. Only one Marine ultimately survived.
A U.S. Navy plane flies above a Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel during search and rescue efforts last week off the coast of Kochi prefecture, in southern Japan. Source: Kyodo via Reuters

Five days after a pair of U.S. military aircraft , the Marine Corps has called off its search and rescue efforts for five of the crew members involved. The III Marine Expeditionary Force declared the service members dead in an announcement released

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