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US Air Force F-16 drops air-to-ground missile on private territory in Japan

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Japanese information services report an incident that occurred in the area of ​​one of the landfills in Aomori Prefecture. The incident is related to the US Air Force F-16 fighter.




According to NHK, the F-16, owned by the US Air Force and assigned to the Misawa military base, performed a scheduled flight over the northern part of Japan (north of Honshu Island) the night before. The reports said that during the flight, the aircraft carried out an “unforeseen” discharge of aircraft ammunition outside the military training ground. The materials of Japanese sources say that we are talking about an air-to-ground missile.

The US military command confirmed the fact that the rocket fell outside the range. At the same time, the press officer tried to justify himself:

The missile had no combat equipment. In fact, it was an empty blank. From the point of view of a possible explosion, she did not represent any danger.

Some time after the incident, the rocket was discovered in a private territory owned by one of the local residents. This territory is located approximately 6 km from the Draugon test site. This range is used by both Japanese and American pilots, including for testing missile strikes and bombing.

According to some reports, there was no casualty as a result of such a discharge of ammunition.

The American command, after an official request from the Japanese, promised to conduct a "thorough investigation of the incident."
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  1. Cut Samshitov
    Cut Samshitov 7 November 2019 09: 49 New
    +4
    Such cases in every army are a wagon and a small cart. The larger and more active the army, the more cases.
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    2. Invoce
      Invoce 7 November 2019 10: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Cut Samshitov
      Such cases in every army are a wagon and a small cart. The larger and more active the army, the more cases.

      In general, yes, but ammunition is not often lost in another state (not when maintaining a database). It smells like an international scandal ... And if infrastructure were damaged, would people die ...?
      1. Jerk
        Jerk 7 November 2019 10: 32 New
        +6
        Moreover, it is not the first case in Japan. Either the rocket was dropped, then the helicopter lost its windshield - and no one was funny - the glass fell on the school during lessons. It's just that you don't hear about such incidents in the United States - they are afraid to see. They will sue, you will go broke to pay. And in Japan forever - "and so it will come down." And not only in Japan. Remember the sunken Norwegian frigate? Why did he drown? For an American officer was standing on the bridge. who, with a yell of "not a tram - go around" - stuck the frigate into a hefty tanker. "We are the power" as it is - and that the captain of the tanker shouted obscenely for half an hour that he would not have time to turn - he has a tanker, not a motorboat - this is the penguin's army ...
      2. Cut Samshitov
        Cut Samshitov 7 November 2019 10: 32 New
        -6
        In general, yes, but ammunition is not often lost in another state (not when maintaining a database).
        And you google how a Soviet exterminator (late 80's) fell on a house in Holland.
        1. Greg Miller
          Greg Miller 7 November 2019 13: 28 New
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          Quote: Cut Samshitov
          In general, yes, but ammunition is not often lost in another state (not when maintaining a database).
          And you google how a Soviet exterminator (late 80's) fell on a house in Holland.

          In Belgium, not in Holland ...
        2. your1970
          your1970 7 November 2019 13: 54 New
          +6
          Quote: Cut Samshitov
          In general, yes, but infrequently there is a loss of ammunition in another state (not when maintaining the database).
          And you google how a Soviet exterminator (late 80's) fell on a house in Holland.

          There are nuances ...
          1) this is really not often- this is the only case
          2) on the whole route after bailout - the plane WITHOUT the pilot was accompanied by NATO aircraft, which had the opportunity to bring him down at any time
          3) legally in the absence of the commander / captain (and their possible deputies) on board - the plane / ship is no longer the sovereign territory of the state. This often happens at sea ....

          Thus, in this situation, part of the blame lies with NATO .. ​​but they can be understood .... jerk, it’s such a thing ...
          The USSR paid 685 000 dollars for damage.

          Much more interesting cases occurred with Ovcharov and Geri Fust - there are planes SAMI subsequently landed and exploited
      3. knn54
        knn54 7 November 2019 11: 26 New
        +1
        "Nice morning.
        Suddenly a rocket falls from the sky.
        Well, that without a warhead "
      4. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 7 November 2019 12: 25 New
        0
        Quote: Invoce
        And if infrastructure were damaged, people would have died ...?

        Well, if yes, if only there would be no grandfather, but grandmother. But here let them understand without us.
      5. Berkut24
        Berkut24 7 November 2019 12: 33 New
        +5
        And this has already happened in Japan. Samurai wiped off every time. The 1945 treaty clearly states that the Japanese government strangles all dissatisfaction of the population regarding the American occupation forces with their own initiative.
        1. Greg Miller
          Greg Miller 7 November 2019 13: 37 New
          -4
          If the occupying forces leave Japan, then Japan will quickly militarize, become a nuclear power and direct its aggression against Russia. Propaganda there works so that more than 85% of Japanese people are extremely hostile to Russia. There is no such attitude towards Russia even in the Baltic states ... Therefore, today it is beneficial for us that Japan be occupied by the United States ...
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 7 November 2019 11: 47 New
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      Quote: Sawing Boxwood
      Such cases in every army are a wagon and a small cart.

      Yes to us that from this, let them lose.
  2. askort154
    askort154 7 November 2019 09: 50 New
    19
    "A US Air Force F-16 dropped an air-to-ground missile on private Japanese territory."

    A real trifle for the Japanese. They tested the atomic bomb themselves, forgave the United States.
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 7 November 2019 09: 57 New
      +7
      If even the rocket had military equipment and exploded, the Americans would not bother about it, and the Japanese would have swallowed it.
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 7 November 2019 10: 26 New
      +1
      Exactly ... they do not respect themselves and their country absolutely ...
  3. Setavr
    Setavr 7 November 2019 09: 51 New
    +1
    You refused me twice.
    I don’t want - you said
    Japanese girl of my dreams. :)
  4. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 7 November 2019 09: 51 New
    +3
    The owner of the territory is to blame for the frequent person; he had to move the territory away so that the rocket would hit the firing range.
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  6. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 7 November 2019 09: 58 New
    +2
    I hope Yapi have already expressed their deep gratitude to the Americans?))
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 7 November 2019 10: 19 New
      0
      They pretended that nothing had happened. Otherwise, the owner of that territory will go to court for the theft of American property.
  7. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 7 November 2019 09: 59 New
    +3
    US Air Force F-16 drops air-to-ground missile on private territory in Japan

    Something was recalled:
    I would be in the Thames or in the Nile
    He dropped a bomb too
    If I had swallowed LSD ...

    and further:
    You left me, you left me
    You told me that I do not need ...

    laughing
  8. Evil 55
    Evil 55 7 November 2019 10: 14 New
    +2
    The problems of the Indians do not care about the white sheriff ...
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  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 November 2019 11: 18 New
    +1
    the aircraft carried out an “unforeseen” discharge of aircraft ammunition outside the military training ground
    How many things have already fallen on the heads of the Japanese from American planes and helicopters, which is time to get used to it. Love Americans, though without reciprocity, endure it (separate demonstrations on the withdrawal of American bases do not count).
  11. bober1982
    bober1982 7 November 2019 11: 29 New
    0
    The Americans showed sluggishness, in such cases the main thing is to prevent the incident from being publicized, and to prevent this very publicity, you need to work very quickly with the injured party - not only morally support it, but also provide some modest financial assistance. It is also necessary to reassure local authorities (to keep silent)
  12. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 7 November 2019 11: 32 New
    +1
    The missile had no combat equipment. In fact, it was an empty blank. From the point of view of a possible explosion, she did not represent any danger.

    And in terms of kinetic energy?
  13. madrobot
    madrobot 7 November 2019 11: 32 New
    0
    In general, to have a private territory 6 km from the test site, which is used ", among other things, for practicing missile strikes and bombing" is a rather dumb idea in itself. It's amazing that a variety of ammunition falls so rarely there
    1. bober1982
      bober1982 7 November 2019 12: 11 New
      0
      There is nothing strange, any landfill has the boundaries of the working area, and the boundaries of the landfill itself - it turns out quite safely.
    2. your1970
      your1970 7 November 2019 20: 43 New
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      Quote: madrobot
      In general, to have a private territory 6 km from the test site, which is used ", among other things, for practicing missile strikes and bombing" is a rather dumb idea in itself. It's amazing that a variety of ammunition falls so rarely there
      -You imagine the area of ​​Japan ???
      This is our 100 km not the distance .....
      And there everything is fun:
      Japan - 377 944 sq km and 126 million people sit on this square
      Amur Region -361 908 sq. Km (and this is just 2,1% of the RF area)
  14. aszzz888
    aszzz888 7 November 2019 12: 08 New
    +1
    The American command, after an official request from the Japanese, promised to hold "thorough investigation of the incident».

    And we had no doubt))! laughing
  15. demo
    demo 7 November 2019 13: 59 New
    0
    The American command, after an official request from the Japanese, promised to conduct a "thorough investigation of the incident."
    They will find the culprit. And they will make, next time, screw the fuse.
    Say goodbye, you know!
  16. Arthur 85
    Arthur 85 7 November 2019 14: 02 New
    0
    Huh, that Lord, it's the Americans, they can.
  17. gx200gx
    gx200gx 7 November 2019 16: 46 New
    0
    Let them drop something nuclear - maybe the friendship will be stronger ...
  18. NF68
    NF68 8 November 2019 20: 54 New
    0
    In response, it was necessary to send a surface-to-air missile.