Japan's missing F-15 fighter jet believed to have crashed

A Japanese F-15 fighter jet that went missing is believed to have crashed with two crew members on board not accounted for, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said on Tuesday.

The jet, belonging to Japan's air self-defence forces, went missing shortly after take-off on Monday, officials had previously said. A media report on Monday said that one of the crew members may have been found in the Sea of Japan.

However, Kishi said both crew members were still missing.

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