Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Japanese F-35 fighter reportedly crashes during routine training flight

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has reportedly crashed during routine training flight according to the local source.

The crash site of Japanese F-35A stealth fighter aircraft is believed to be about 135 km northeast of Misawa city.

There are no official comments at the moment, just as there is no information about the status of the fighter pilot.


Early,  Japanese national broadcaster NHK has reported that  Japan Air Self-Defence Force F-35A has disappeared from radar screens during a routine training flight.

Later Japan’s Self-Defense Force officials confirmed that emergency service with the military are searching for a F-35A fighter jet after it lost contact during a drill in northern Japan.

The officials said Maritime Self-Defense Force aircraft and vessels have begun a search mission.

The Japanese Coast Guard also dispatch two patrol ships to look for the jet.

According to the officials, ground control lost contact with the plane at around 7:27 pm on Tuesday, about 135 km northeast of Misawa city, during training. The plane is believed to have one pilot onboard.

*This is a developing story. More details will be added as they emerge.

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