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U.S. military plane may have released flares over Hiroshima

  • October 16, 2017
  • , Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Monday’s Sankei and Tokyo Shimbun wrote that local residents in Hiroshima witnessed what appeared to be a U.S. military jet releasing “fireballs” several times over Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, on the afternoon of Oct. 11. The papers speculated that the aircraft may have launched flares, aerial infrared countermeasures against heat-seeking missiles, for training purposes.

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