U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan

October 5, 2014 7:50 AM

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(CNN) -- One of the three U.S. airmen stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan who were "washed out to sea" Sunday has died, according to the base. The two others remain missing. The incident comes as the region is hammered by Typhoon Phanfone.

As a strong typhoon was bearing down on Japan, three U.S. airmen were washed out to sea Sunday.

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