• News
  • People

Japanese F-35 fighter jet missing off northern Japan coast

Japanese F-35 fighter jet missing off northern Japan coast

Gen. Amikam Norkin said last May that "we are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East - we might be the first to attack with F-35 in the Middle East".

It is only the second F-35 to crash in the two-decades it has been flying.

A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A fighter jet has gone missing off the coast of northern Japan, with a search mission now underway.

"We recovered the wreckage and determined it was from the F-35", a spokesman for the Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said, adding that the pilot of the aircraft was still missing.

A Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and the USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, joined the Japanese-led search for the pilot, according to a Navy news release Wednesday.

Iwaya added, "I want to express my deepest apologies for giving local residents a great deal of anxiety".

Rome-based aviation expert, pilot, and former Italian Air Force officer David Cenciotti told Fox News on Tuesday that if Russian Federation or China find the aircraft first, "it could present problems depending on what is recovered, when it is recovered and, above all, in which conditions, after impacting the surface of the water".

He said 12 other F-35s at the Misawa base would be grounded.

V8.30 Fortnite update brings Reboot Vans and Cards
According to Epic Games, "players will edit incorrect structure if backed up against a friendly built structure". Epic has confirmed that Reboot Vans are shipping with the next update, which is likely coming early next week.

No problems with the aircraft had previously been reported, according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

A representative for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said the company had no immediate comment.

The cost for the additional purchase of F-35s is expected to total about 1.2 trillion yen ($10.7 billion). The pilot had 3,200 hours of flight time, with 60 hours on the F-35, the official said.

The ASDF received the aircraft, created to penetrate enemy defences by evading radar detection, last May, its spokesperson said.

The fighter was one of the first 13 F-35A aircraft deployed in Japan.

Lockheed Martin said in a statement that it was standing by to support the Japanese Air Self Defense Force as needed. The Pentagon said it was monitoring the situation.

It was the first crash of the A variant of the fifth-generation fighter. The other crash involved a U.S. Air Force F-35A.

Iwaya said the stealth jets were about 135 kilometers off the east coast of Aomori prefecture when contact was lost with the stricken plane.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Donald Tusk suggests European Union leaders grant United Kingdom a longer Brexit extension

As a last resort, May has even started cross-party talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but there have been no results so far. Mrs May will report back to MPs on the Brussels summit and seek approval for a revised extension date.

Virginia gets its first title, 85-77, in OT over Texas Tech

College basketball OT lasts for five minutes , unless the game is still tied, in which case it goes on for another five minutes. Texas Tech's Davide Moretti got it but had it knocked out of his hands on a steal effort by De'Andre Hunter.

South Korean telcos to launch 5G services on Friday

A spokesperson for the world's Smartphone market leader said there are no sales forecasts for the new phone yet. The S10 5G's screen is great for videos and games and the phone packs readily available 5G networks .

Nipsey Hussle's Philanthropy to be Added to Congressional Record

The attempted murder charges are for the alleged shootings of the two other victims, Kerry Lathan and Shermi Cervabta Villanueva . The man allegedly responsible for fatally shooting Nipsey Hussle has been charged with murder and is facing life in prison.

McConnell to Trump: We're not repealing, replacing Obamacare

He said that Trump "insists he has a magic plan that we can see if only the American people re-elect him". On health care, Trump plunged into the fight again last week , prompted by a court deadline.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Why Zinedine Zidane Is Perfect For Real Madrid

Real Madrid are set for a summer overhaul under Zidane after he returned to the club last month. We will have time for talking after [the season]".

Duke and Duchess of Sussex launch their own Instagram account

Their bio also now reads: "The official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridges, based at Kensington Palace". William and Kate's Instagram , kensingtonroyal, has more than 7m followers.

Whistleblower: Trump White House reversed security clearance denials

It's about the security clearances and who can get them at the White House, who has been able to get them. Ms Newbold refused, and the third official ultimately left the White House, the Democrats' memo said.

MPs may force Theresa May to ask for longer Brexit delay

If they do not agree a single way forward, she proposed putting a number of options to MPs "to determine which course to pursue". She needs to put forward a proposal, including saying how long an extension she thinks we need to sort things.

'Avengers: Endgame' tickets go on sale, crashing AMC's site

Numerous replies to disgruntled users redirected them to Fandango or to the physical ticket counters at local theaters. Twitter user Daniel Howell put it this way. - Doctor Strange also stepping forward to confront Thanos once more.