An American pilot killed in Japan

BAGHDAD / A pilot of of the US Marine was killed after jumping out of his fighter Jet, while falling off the coast of Japan. "

A statement by the US Army said "that a ship Japanese belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force spotted the pilot who is called Captain Jake Frederick," noting that his plane was a model of "FA-18 C-."

The army said "that the pilot ejected, about 190 kilometers south-east of the Japanese city of Iwakuni."

The US military did not give further details about the incident, which occurred on Wednesday, saying only that the cause of the crash was under investigation. / End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency