US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan

A US F-16 fighter jet that left the Misawa base in northeastern Japan at 9 am for Alaska fell into the Pacific Ocean around 11.30 am.

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2012, 19:03 PM IST

Tokyo: A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea on Sunday off Japan`s northern Hokkaido prefecture but the pilot ejected safely, Xinhua reported.
The pilot was later rescued by a Japanese vessel.
The aircraft that left the Misawa base in northeastern Japan at 9 am for Alaska fell into the Pacific Ocean around 11.30 am, according to Japan`s Defence Ministry.

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