US Fighter Jet Crashes Into Sea Near Japan; Pilots Ejected, Condition Unknown

A US fighter jet has crashed off the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to Reuters, citing Japanese media.

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The jet is believed to be an F-15. 

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According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau, NHK reports (via Google Translate) an aircraft that seems to be an American military F 15 fighter crashed on the morning of 11th morning off the coast of Okinawa Prefecture.

At around 6:40 am on the 11th, an aircraft, which is seen as an F 15 fighter aircraft belonging to Kadena base for the US military, crashed on the sea about 80 kilometers off the coast of the south of Naha city.

Two pilots ejected from the fighter jet; at least one was later rescued, but the conditions of both aviators are unknown so far.

The Coast Guard Headquarters is heading for confirmation of the site by issuing aircraft and patrol boats.

The jet reportedly took off from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, pictured below…

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The crash comes as Donald Trump is in Singapore for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sparking fears by many that some kind of false flag event may be instigated to disrupt the potentially historic event.

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