Two American F-16 fighters made an emergency landing in southern Japan. This is reported by the agency Kyodo.
It is specified that the fighters landed at the Miyako-Shimojishima airport in the southern prefecture of Okinawa. One of them, according to the local military, had an engine problem. A Kyodo journalist reported that the US military removed the fuel tank on one of the fighters and is carrying out repairs. There were no casualties during the unscheduled landing. The incident also did not affect the schedule of civilian flights. Earlier it was reported that two Russian aircraft almost collided. The incident occurred when the airliners were flying over Komi: one of them was heading from St. Petersburg to Surgut, and the second – from Moscow to Mirny.