April 24, 2018
A US F-35 stealth fighter jet has made an emergency landing at an Air Self-Defense Force base in Fukuoka Prefecture, western Japan.
The jet landed at Tsuiki Air Base just after 11 AM on Tuesday.
The Defense Ministry says the plane belongs to the US Marine Corps at Iwakuni Air Station in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The ministry says the jet may have had problems involving part of its body during flight. No injuries or damage have been reported.
The ministry also says the emergency landing is the first by a US F-35 in Japan but not at a US base.
The US military is investigating the cause of the incident.[FULL ARTICLE]