• Kyodo


A prototype of a supersonic airplane crashed spectacularly Sunday immediately after the rocket that was carrying it was launched in Australia’s Outback, officials from the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan said.

It was to be the first test flight of the prototype but instead became the latest in a string of aerospace failures for Japan.

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