One US airman killed, two missing after Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan
October 6 , 2014
A Japanese surfer and two American airmen were reported missing as Typhoon Phanfone hit south Japan, according to media reports.
The two airmen were part of a group, who were swept into the sea as they were attempting to take photos of waves at Okinawa island, Japanese authorities said.
One airman was confirmed dead later, while another made it back to the shore. Two others remained missing, with search efforts becoming difficult due to bad weather.