Plane Skids off Runway in India; 17 Killed, Including Pilots

At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, police said.

Among the injured, at least 15 were in critical condition, said Abdul Karim, a senior Kerala state police officer. Rescue operations were over, he said.

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Five Marines Still Missing After War Planes Crash Off Japan

by Grace Carr   Five U.S. Marines are still missing after two military aircraft crashed roughly 200 miles off the coast of Japan early Thursday. Rescuers are searching for the missing Marines but have still not been able to locate them, according to U.S and Japanese authorities, NBC News reported. Seven Marines were involved in the crash and two of the men have been found, according to the Japanese Defense Ministry. A Japanese military ship found one of the Marines who was killed in the crash, according to CNN. His body was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. The other Marine is in “fair condition,” according to NBC. The incident occurred after two military planes collided and crashed into the Sea of Japan early Thursday morning. An F/A-18 fighter jet carrying two passengers struck a KC-130 aircraft during refueling. “We are thankful for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s, the Japanese Coast Guard’s, and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s efforts as they continue to respond to the search and rescue operation,” the Marines tweeted from its official Twitter account. Three ships and 10 Japanese aircraft are helping search for the remaining Marines, CNN reported. The accident took place during a regular training exercise at Marine Corps Air…

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