Japanese Military Jet Carrying 6 Airmen Missing

April 6, 2016 2:41 PM

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A Japanese military jet carrying six airmen disappeared from radar over southern Japan on Wednesday afternoon, and the search has been suspended for the night.

The plane disappeared about an hour after takeoff from Kanoya base for what was supposed to be a three-hour flight, the Defense Ministry said. The search was suspended for the night after more than 300 troops joined the effort without success. The search is to resume Thursday morning.

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