TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan’s airforce mentioned Sunday that it had recovered the physique of one in every of two crewmen of a fighter jet that went lacking two weeks in the past.
The F-15 fighter jet was on a coaching mission on January 31 when it disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Komatsu airbase within the central Ishikawa area, sparking a seek for its lacking crew.
The airforce mentioned a physique was discovered on Friday by the navy throughout search operations within the Sea of Japan.
The army mentioned it has confirmed the identification of the physique, however didn’t launch the identify and added that the seek for his co-pilot continued.
Precisely why and the way their airplane crashed has not been made clear, however the defence ministry has not sought to floor F-15s within the wake of the incident.
Japan has sometimes seen accidents involving its airforce.
In 2019 an F-35A stealth jet crashed into the ocean after the pilot suffered spatial disorientation, sparking a scramble to get well the physique and delicate army gear onboard the airplane.
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