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The aircraft is headed to a “nearby military installation” for the ongoing investigation into the incident.
Officials for U.S. 7th Fleet declined to comment Monday or confirm whether a Japanese Coast Guard navigation warning was connected to salvaging the jet.
The exercise marked the first time an amphibious ready group has operated with an “advanced Air Wing of the Future,” according to the Navy.
Its larger wings and stronger landing gear make it better suited for the catapult launches and arrestments used on carriers, and its wingtips fold for better storage on deck.
By Harm Venhuizen