Tuesday, May 28, 2013

F-15 aircraft crashes in Pacific, pilot ejects safely

by 18th Wing Public Affairs

5/27/2013 - KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- A Kadena-based F-15 aircraft developed a problem that ultimately resulted in the pilot ejecting from the aircraft over the Pacific Ocean approximately 70 miles east of Okinawa at around 9 a.m. today.

U.S. and Japanese rescue crews are responding to recover the pilot, who reportedly ejected safely and is in contact with rescue crews.

The cause of the incident will be investigated. More details will be released as they become available. The name of the pilot is not releasable at this time.

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