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Japan Scrambles Jets, Says Russia Violated Airspace

As Japan holds rally demanding Moscow return group of disputed islands

(Newser) - Japan's Defense Ministry says two Russian fighter jets briefly intruded into Japanese airspace today off the northern tip of the island of Hokkaido. Japanese jets scrambled after the intrusion by the two SU-27 jets off the coast of Rishiri island, which lasted just over a minute, according to ministry... More »

US Grounds F-16 Squadron After Japan Crash

With Japanese worried over fighter safety, US looks to reassure

(Newser) - The entire F-16 squadron has been grounded for safety checks following a crash of one of the jets off Japan yesterday, reports AP . The fighter craft crashed while flying to Alaska Sunday morning, falling into the ocean 250 miles from the coast of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island. The... More »

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