The Marine Corps has not yet released the aviator’s name. Defense Department policy is to wait until 24 hours after next of kin have been notified to identify service members who have died.
The other rescued Marine from the Hornet is listed in fair condition, Corps officials said. U.S. and Japanese forces continue to search for five missing Marines, who were aboard a KC-130 Hercules, which also crashed about 2 a.m. local time Thursday roughly 200 miles off the Japanese coast.
A Navy P-8A maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft from Kadena Air Base, Japan, is supporting the search and rescue operations, a Marine Corps news release says.
Both the F/A-18 and KC-130 went down during a training mission that included aerial refueling. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A rocket was fired in Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.
A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, Reuters witnesses said and two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol arrested a homeless man Thursday morning after he allegedly threw a stolen Caltrans tripod onto Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento, endangering the occupants of a van as it crashed through its windshield.
The incident happened just after 10:30 a.m., when the Caltrans survey tripod was stolen from the corner of Neasham Circle and Front Street, CHP South Sacramento said in a news release.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year.
Results of last October's parliamentary election were only finalized earlier this month after repeated technical and organizational problems and widespread accusations of fraud.