Japanese F-15 Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due to Defect In Hydraulic System

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  • 03:18 PM, January 29, 2018
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Japanese F-15 Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due to Defect In Hydraulic System
Two Japanese Air Self Defense Forces F-15s in 2009. US Air Force Photo

A Japanese F-15 fighter jet made an emergency landing Monday at a U.S. air base in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa, during a flight exercise.

According to the statement by Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, the aircraft was detected with a problem in its hydraulic system, and had to land at around 1:50 p.m at the U.S. Kadena Air, but no one was injured in the incident, Kyodo News reports. The plane was engaging in a flight exercise at that time.

The incident follows a series of accidents and emergency landings involving U.S. military aircraft in Okinawa, which hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities in Japan.

Early this month, the UH-1 helicopter belonging to the US Marine Corps made an emergency landing on an islet in Okinawa due to technical glitch in the main rotor. 

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