World news – Japanese Air Force officer, US instructor killed in US plane crash


TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese Air Force officer and a US Air Force pilot were killed in a crash in Alabama, the Japanese Air Force said in self-defense on Saturday.

The Japanese lieutenant and the US instructor crashed on Saturday around 8 a.m. Japanese time (5 p.m. CST, 2300 GMT on Friday) when their T-38 was about to land at Montgomery Airport, the Japanese force said in a statement.

The lieutenant learned maneuvers and Other skills in the U.S. Air Force curriculum to become a fighter pilot, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said, citing Defense Department sources.

The statement, which failed to name the two, investigates details of the accident .


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