Military jet with six aboard missing in Japan: media

 06 Apr 2016 - 11:21

Military jet with six aboard missing in Japan: media

Tokyo: An air force jet with six people on board was missing in southwest Japan on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The U-125 aircraft left a base in Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu in the early afternoon, NHK said, citing the defence ministry and other sources.

Contact with the plane was lost when it was 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) north of the base, NHK said, adding helicopters were sent to search for it.

The defence ministry could not immediately confirm the report.

AFP