Japanese defence force jet missing

Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) A plane of the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (ASDF) went missing around 2.35 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday over the prefecture of Kagoshima, with about six people on board, according to the media reports.

The U-125 jet took off around 1.15 p.m. from an airbase at the Kanoya city in the prefecture and disappeared around 2.35 p.m. north of the base, said the public broadcaster NHK.

The SDF dispatched helicopters to search for the missing plane.

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