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F-15 aircraft crashes in Pacific, pilot safely recovered

Posted 5/27/2013   Updated 5/27/2013 Email story   Print story


by 18th Wing Public Affairs

5/27/2013 - KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Japan Air Self Defense Force rescue squadron crews safely recovered the pilot who ejected from a Kadena-based F-15 aircraft over the Pacific Ocean approximately 70 miles east of Okinawa at around 9 a.m. today.

The pilot is in stable condition and is being evaluated at a military medical facility.

The cause of the crash is yet to be determined. More details will be released as they become available. The name of the pilot is not releasable at this time.

5/30/2013 9:53:38 AM ET
When all else fails Egress prevails
5/28/2013 6:12:00 PM ET
Glad to hear the pilot is safe.
Old Guy, Okinawa
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