The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) was cleared to fly the F-15J fighters jets which were grounded due to an external fuel tank burst in midair during a training mission near Komatsu air base on 7th October.

This was the 2nd grounding order for the F-15J fighter jets in last 3 months.The fighter pilot of the F-15J was able to bring his fighter jet to the airbase safely. 

The JASDF will use their F-15J fighters without external fuel tanks untill the investigation can be completed.

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force is the 2nd biggest user of the F-15 Eagle fighters after  United States Air Force (USAF). Japanese twin-engine, F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter jets were produced by the Mitsubishi  under license from United States.

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