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US F-15 crashes in Japan, pilot ejects safely

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An American F-15 fighter crashed into the sea after its pilot ejected from his plane off Japan's southernmost Okinawa prefecture on Tuesday, the US Air Force said. 

Illustration of a US Air Force F-15 fighter. Japan's coast guard says a US F-15 fighter has crashed in waters off Japan's southernmost Okinawa prefecture but the pilot ejected safely.

"A Kadena-based F-15 aircraft developed a problem that ultimately resulted in the pilot ejecting from the aircraft over the Pacific Ocean approximately 70 miles (110 kilometres) east of Okinawa," the air force said, referring to the hub of American air power in the Pacific.

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