Missing Japanese F-35 Finally Found on Seabed During Trump's Official Visit
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May 28, 2019 - by
Japanese military rescue teams have discovered the wing and an engine fragment from a fifth-generation F-35A multipurpose combat aircraft, operated by the country's Air Force, which fell into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Aomori Prefecture in the north of Honshu Island on 9 April.
The news was announced on Tuesday at a press conference in Tokyo by Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya.
"Discovered fragments were raised to the surface, they have sustained serious damage," Kyodo news agency quoted Iwaya as saying.
"We will continue the search; there are still scattered fragments of the aircraft lying on the seabed."
The F-35A stealth fighter disappeared from radar screens in April during a training flight from Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. The pilot's body was not found...