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Defense Minister Onodera comments on F-15 crash

  • June 11, 2018
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All networks reported on the crash of a U.S. military F-15 fighter in waters off Naha this morning. NHK said the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa released a statement saying that the aircraft crashed during regular exercises and that a committee will conduct an investigation and release its findings. According to the network, the vice governor of Okinawa was briefed over the phone by Brig. Gen. Paul Rock on the incident, adding that the vice governor called for the suspension of F-15 flights until safety is confirmed.


NHK and NTV quoted Defense Minister Onodera as telling reporters: “Since incidents involving U.S. military aircraft have been occurring repeatedly, we will call for ensuring flight safety.” TBS, Fuji-TV, and TV Asahi quoted him as saying: “We once again asked the U.S. side to provide information, ensure safety, and take preventive measures.”

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