11 Jun '18, 8am

The incident marks the 12th crash involving U.S. military aircraft this fiscal year.

The incident marks the 12th crash involving U.S. military aircraft this fiscal year.

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An Air Force pilot was in “serious condition” Monday after a fighter jet crashed into waters south of Okinawa in southern Japan. The pilot of an F-15C Eagle from Kadena Air Base “successfully ejected and was safely recovered” by the crew of a Japan Air Self-Defense Force helicopter, according to statements from the Air Force and the Okinawa Defense Bureau. The incident happened at about 6:36 a.m. local time during a routine training mission. The pilot was taken to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Foster, according to Kadena’s official Twitter account, which later said the pilot was in serious condition. “Our hearts and prayers go to the pilot and his family as they go through this difficult time,” a post said. Col. Richard Tanner, 18th Wing vice commander, thanked the Naha-based rescue squadron for its quick response. “I sincerely appreciate the stron...

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