An F-35A stealth fighter jet of the Japan Self Defense Forces disappeared from radar during a training flight on April 9, 2019.
The fighter jet, with one pilot on board, was on a training mission about 135 km from the coast of Aomori Prefecture in northeastern Japan and had been flying for thirty minutes when communication was lost, according to NHK. The aircraft is based at Misawa Air Base where the first F-35 fighter squadron became operational on March 29, 2019.
And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight. — E. B. Jeppesen