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Search for crashed F-35 fighter to end; flights to resume following safety inspections

  • June 4, 2019
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NHK reported this morning that the Defense Ministry has decided to end the search for the flight recorder and wreckage of the Self-Defense Force F-35 fighter that crashed in waters off Aomori on April 9. While a large-scale search to determine the cause of the accident will end,  search operations for the purpose of guarding military secrets will reportedly continue. The ministry will reportedly resume flights by the remaining 12 F-35s after improved accident prevention measures are implemented and safety inspections are conducted.

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