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Japan military says F-35 fighter jet disappears from radar

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By Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force said on Tuesday that an F-35 fighter jet disappeared from radar as it was flying over the Pacific Ocean.

The jet was flying some 135 km (84 miles) east of northern Japan at about 7:27 p.m. (1027 GMT) when it dropped off radar, the military said.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; editing by Darren Schuettler)