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DM Kishi expresses regret over resumption of F-16 flights

  • December 3, 2021
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NHK reported this afternoon that concerning the incident on Tuesday in which a Misawa-based F-16 jettisoned two fuel tanks during flight training, Defense Minister Kishi told the press today that he confirmed on Thursday evening that F-16 fighter jets resumed flight operations and said: “It is extremely regrettable that they resumed flying without providing an explanation of their safety measures.” Kishi reportedly said he will call on the U.S. military to explain the causes of the incident and the safety measures taken.

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