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US Fighter Pilot Ejects While Training Near Japan

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    US Fighter Pilot Ejects While Training Near Japan
    Cpl. Drew Tech / Dept. of Defense, File
    A U.S. Marine F/A-18 Hornet is seen during a military training exercise on March 28, 2015, in South Korea.

    A U.S. Marine Corps fighter jet suffered a mishap Wednesday, prompting its pilot to eject, according to a military news release.

    Search-and-rescue teams are looking for the pilot, who ejected southeast of Japan's Shikoku island, the military said. The F/A-18 was part of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing based in Okinawa, Japan and was flying a regularly scheduled training mission.

    It's not clear what the cause of the crash was.