The fire broke out after one of the landing gear wheels smashed near a fighter that had accelerated to take-off. The flames were extinguished only in 20 minutes.
The last incident with planes in Japan occurred on October 7, when three American F-16 fighters made an emergency landing at Komatsu airport in Japan. According to the channel, the incident occurred due to a faulty engine of one of the F-16. As a result of the incident no one was hurt, the flight of one of the civilian aircraft was delayed for 5 minutes.
Last week, a heavy US Marine helicopter CH-53 completely burned down on the island of Okinawa after a hard emergency landing. The accident occurred just 300 m from residential buildings. On Wednesday, the American command resumed flying these helicopters, despite protests by central and local Japanese authorities, reports TASS.