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Part falls off U.S. fighter jet in Okinawa

  • August 6, 2020
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported that according to the Okinawa Defense Bureau, a component measuring 18 cm in length and weighing 3.6 kg dropped from a Kadena-based USAF F-15 on Tuesday morning. The exact location where the object fell reportedly remains unknown. Governor Tamaki was upset by the latest mishap, telling the press yesterday: “This is a very serious crisis that could threaten the lives of the local people.” He called for the U.S. military to suspend all flights of the fighter jets, investigate the cause of the incident, and disclose the findings quickly. The governor reportedly took issue with the fact that it took almost half a day for the bureau to notify the prefectural government of the incident.

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