Okinawa Times wrote that U.S. authorities notified the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Bureau on Tuesday evening that a part dropped from a U.S. military F-15 on the morning of the same day. According to the U.S. military, the part was about 18 cm long and weighed about 3.6 kg. The paper wrote that the exact location where the object fell and the aircraft’s affiliation are unknown. The paper wrote that the U.S. military informed the defense bureau that it had confirmed that the incident caused no injuries or damage to property. The defense bureau reportedly conveyed the information to the governments of Okinawa Prefecture and local municipalities including Kadena, Chatan, and Okinawa.