When an American F-16 fighter jet stationed in Japan trained last night, the training bomb mounted on the plane accidentally fell, and no damage or casualties were caused. The US military command in Japan confirmed the matter today and is investigating the cause of the accident.
The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that the Japanese Defense Ministry received a notice from the US that at about 6:30 pm Japan time last night, there was a subordinate to the Sanze site fire-blasting training ground across the Sanze and Liusuo villages in Aomori Prefecture. The US F-16 of the Sanze base accidentally dropped the training bomb.
The US side stated that the training bomb did not explode and that the training bomb dropped after the Sanze land-fired training ground outside the training ground.
The Japanese Defense Ministry said that while contacting the local government, it will also know the details of the incident and the details as soon as possible.
The US military commander in Japan said today that a F-16, which is undergoing training last night, dropped “parts” about 5 kilometers away from the Sanze ground-fired training ground. Currently, the cause of the accident is being investigated. I informed the Japanese government this morning.
The Sanze Ground Breathing Training Ground is located in Misawa City and Rokkasho-mura, Aomori Prefecture. It is a training facility managed by the US military.
The Defense Agency of the Tohoku Defense Agency of Japan said that “Mizawa’s ground-fired blasting field” is the only facility in Honshu Island that can carry out air-to-ground bombing training for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to use with the US military.
“Misawa’s ground-fired blasting field” is located about 20 kilometers north of the US military’s Misawa base, with an area of about 7.66 million square meters, which is equivalent to about 164 Tokyo Dome.