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Kadena AB checks all F-15 fighters after falling part incident

  • August 7, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times
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Okinawa Times wrote that the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Bureau announced on Thursday that it has been informed by Kadena Air Base that it has checked all of the F-15 aircraft deployed there to see if any of their parts are missing following the incident on Tuesday in which a part dropped from an Air Force F-15. The paper wrote that the object that dropped from the aircraft was a metallic part called an “eagle claw” weighing about 3.6 kg. According to the Kadena base, the inspections were conducted after the incident was confirmed on Tuesday. The paper quoted a Kadena official as saying that the base checks all of its aircraft before and after flights to ensure the safety of flights and operations.

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