This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier crashed about 100 nautical miles off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, today, and the pilot was rescued after safely ejecting from the plane.
The crash took place around 2:00 p.m. local time. The Air Force’s 33rd Rescue Squadron, 18th Wing, stationed at Kadena Airbase, rescued the Marine.
The Harrier pilot was assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa.
The Marine Corps is investigating the crash.