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Parts of ASDF F-35 fighter found underwater

  • May 28, 2019
  • , NHK digital
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NHK reported online that Defense Minister Iwaya announced today that parts of the engine and wings of the Air Self-Defense Force F-35 fighter that crashed in waters off Aomori Prefecture on April 9 have been recovered. He said that the parts were badly damaged and there are still objects that appear to be parts of the F-35 concentrated in the area that is now the focus of the search operation. He also stated that investigations into the cause of the accident are proceeding steadily despite the fact that the aircraft’s flight recorder has yet to be found.

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