ASDF jet loses part, lands quickly

Kyodo

An Air Self-Defense Force F-4 fighter jet made a precautionary landing Monday morning at Naha airport after a piece fell off the aircraft, becoming the second ASDF F-4 to do so within a week, airport officials said.

The fighter landed safely but the airport’s 3-km runway, used for both military and civilian flights, was closed for four minutes as a safety precaution.