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NAHA, Okinawa Pref. (Kyodo) A memorial service was held at a public elementary school in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, on Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of a U.S. fighter jet crash that killed 11 students and six other people in the neighborhood.

On June 30, 1959, an F-100 on a test flight from the U.S. Kadena Air Base in then U.S.-occupied Okinawa developed an engine fire and crashed into Miyamori Elementary School and nearby houses at lunchtime.

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