US F-16 fighter crashes off Japanese coast

A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean over 1,000 km (621 miles) off the coast of northern Japan, according to the Kyodo news agency, who cited the Japan Coast Guard as a source.

The jet crashed around 11:00 a.m. Japan time (0200 GMT). It had set off from the Misawa base in Aomori Prefecture. No one at the US armed forces in Japan was available for comment.