U.S. F-15 crashes near Okinawa

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A U.S. F-15 fighter aircraft crashed into the ocean early Tuesday approximately 45 miles off the coast of Ikeijima island, part of the Okinawa chain. The aircraft was stationed at the Kadena air base.

The pilot, whose name was not released, ejected safely and was rescued.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.