• Kyodo


A metal panel flew off a Japanese government plane Thursday while it was en route from Tokyo to Hokkaido, the Air Self-Defense Force said.

The panel was one of several connecting the right wing to an engine of the Boeing 747, but operational safety was not affected, the ASDF said, adding there were no reports of injuries.

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