This seems to be a recurring issue with an aging fleet and not enough funds to repair them!
A U.S. Air Force F-15C fighter jet from Kadena Air Base crashed into the sea south of Okinawa, Japan, early Monday morning local time, according to defense officials.
The pilot ejected and was later rescued; nobody else was on the plane, the Air Force said.
Around 0636 this morning, a Kadena F-15C Eagle crashed in the
water south of Okinawa. The pilot successfully ejected and was safely recovered
by Search and Rescue teams. @USAirForce @PacificCommand @USForcesJapan @PACAF @KadenaAirBase_J
— Kadena Air Base (@KadenaAirBase) June 10, 2018
It marked the sixth non-combat crash for the U.S. Air Force in 2018, following seven last year.
The Air Force had ordered a series of safety stand-downs of flying and maintenance wings so that crews can work to determine how to prevent future crashes, the Air Force Times reported.
Last month, an Air Force training jet crashed in Mississippi during a routine training flight. Both pilots ejected safely. That crash unfolded a