Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Japanese F-15DJ Eagle fighter jet loses wheel on Okinawa runway

The Japan Self-Defense Forces F-15DJ Eagle fighter jet lost a front wheel at about 1:20 p.m. on January 30, shortly before a planned takeoff.

That was reported by www.japantimes.co.jp.

The fighter was unable to take off after its front-wheel tire became detached before it was due to depart together with three other fighters at around 1:20 p.m., according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the airport operator.

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The Eagle stuck on the south part of the runway, and the sole runway was closed for 2 hours. No injuries were reported. Many commercial flights were affected by this accident.

The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force operates over 150 F-15 fighter jets which are manufactured by the Mitsubishi heavy industries.

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