US Warplane Strikes Japan With Fake Bombs
It was announced that an US F-16 fighter aircraft inadvertently dropped fake bombs on private land outside Japan’s training ground.
It was announced that a US F-16 fighter aircraft accidentally dropped fake bombs on a private land outside the training area in Aomori District, northern Japan, on Wednesday evening. The Ministry of Defense of Japan, the US forces in Japan after receiving information about the incident, said the local authorities were informed about the issue.
It was learned that the fighter aircraft attached to the US Misawa Air Base dropped a guided bomb near an air-to-ground training zone located at the north of the military base at 6:30 pm.
It was stated that the bomb falling from the plane is a fake ammunition without danger of explosion.
It was reported that no damage or injury and the ammunition falling from the plane was found in the region. While there is no precise information about the cause of the incident, it was stated that the detailed investigation continues.
The military zone used by the United States, located near Misawa city and Rokkasho village in Aomori, Japan, is said to be the only training area in Japan’s largest island, Honshu, where air-to-ground shooting and bombing can be done.
The region is being used jointly by the US military and the Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF).