Air Force to resume F-15 training flights following crash off Okinawa

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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 67th Fighter Squadron check and install panels on an F-15 Eagle Jan. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 67th Fighter Squadron check and install panels on an F-15 Eagle Jan. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Air Force to resume F-15 training flights following crash off Okinawa

by: Matthew M. Burke | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 13, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Air Force plans to resume F-15 flight training Wednesday, two days after an F-15C Eagle crashed into waters south of the island prefecture in southern Japan.

A stand-down period was announced Monday in the aftermath of the crash, which occurred at about 6:36 a.m. local time during a routine training mission out of Kadena Air Base.

The pilot successfully ejected prior to impact and was rescued by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

The pilot’s condition — announced as “serious” Monday evening — was upgraded to “fair” Tuesday, according to a post on Kadena’s official Twitter account.

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