Air Force to resume F-15 training flights following crash off Okinawa
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Air Force plans to resume F-15 flight training Wednesday, two days after an F-15C Eagle crashed into waters south of the island prefecture in southern Japan.
A stand-down period was announced Monday in the aftermath of the crash, which occurred at about 6:36 a.m. local time during a routine training mission out of Kadena Air Base.
The pilot successfully ejected prior to impact and was rescued by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
The pilot’s condition — announced as “serious” Monday evening — was upgraded to “fair” Tuesday, according to a post on Kadena’s official Twitter account.
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