Japanese military jet missing with crew of 6

TOKYO: An Air Self-defense Force jet with six people on board disappeared off the radar in southwest Japan on Wednesday afternoon, public broadcaster NHK reported.


The U-125 aircraft left a base in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, at 1:15 p.m., NHK said, citing the defense ministry and other sources.

Contact with the plane was lost 2:35 p.m. when it was 10 kilometers north of the Kanoya base, NHK said, adding helicopters were sent to search for it.