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Japan: F-35 fighter jet disappears from radar
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Japan: F-35 fighter jet disappears from radar

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Tokyo, Apr 9 : Japanese Defence Ministry officials said one of the F-35 fighter jets of the Air Self-Defence Force (ASDF) disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean during a training mission, on Tuesday.

The F35A stealth fighter disappeared at approximately 1930 hrs local time.

The jet took off with several other aircraft from the Misawa Air Base, roughly 135km northeast of Misawa City, for a regular night-time training exercise about half an hour before the disappearance. Radio contact has also reportedly been lost with the plane. (UNI)