Japanese military jet missing with crew of 6

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Japanese military jet missing with crew of 6

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Japanese military jet missing with crew of 6

By Ofonime  Essien

Japanese Military Jet

This picture taken on October 19, 2008 shows a Japan Air Self-Defense Force U-125 aircraft, similar to the aircraft that went missing on April 6, 2016, at an air base in Ibaraki prefecture. JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

A Japanese military jet carrying six airmen has disappeared from radar over southern Japan.

The Defense Ministry said the plane disappeared Wednesday afternoon about an hour after takeoff from Kanoya base for what was supposed to be a three-hour flight.

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The search was suspended for the night after more than 300 troops joined the effort without success.

The ministry said the U-125 search-and-rescue jet lost contact while it was flying about 6 miles north of the Air Self-Defense Force’s Kanoya base.

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The twin-engine jet, belonging to the Iruma base near Tokyo, was inspecting aircraft navigation facilities in the southern region. The pilot is a major in his 40s.




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