American fighter jet goes down off coast of southern Japan
The F/A-18 Hornet was stationed at the Iwakuni base in the Yamaguchi prefecture and is understood to have gone down at 6pm local time off the southern Kochi Prefecture.
Initial reports from the Japanese Defence Ministry said the lone pilot and ejected from the fighter jet and survived the crash.
According to the Kochi Maritime Security Division, the Maritime Self-Defense Force sent information that the US military fighter crashed about 56 miles south of Muroto Cape. – READ MORE