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.