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Japan military jet with six aboard missing: defence ministry


Tokyo: A Japanese air force plane with six people aboard went missing on Wednesday, the defence ministry announced, and a search was under way in mountainous terrain.

The U-125 aircraft left a base in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu island in southwestern Japan in the early afternoon, said Yoshiyuki Sugiyama, head of the Air Self-Defence Force.

The small jet disappeared from the radar, Sugiyama told a press briefing. Public broadcaster NHK showed footage of helicopters searching forest-covered mountains for the aircraft, while military and emergency vehicles rushed towards the area.


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