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a Japanese F. thirty five fighter jet has crashed into the Pacific Ocean and on Wednesday rescuers had not yet located the pilot the aircraft was less than one year old on the first of its kind to be assembled in Japan it's only the second F. thirty five to crash in the two decades the models been flying a Japanese defense officials said the jet was only in the air for twenty eight minutes on Tuesday before it disappeared good luck I you keep the missing pilot signaled a need to abort the mission and shortly after that communication was lost and then radar contact was lost Japan has a total of thirteen F. thirty fives including the one that crashed however an air self defence force official told Reuters this was the first to be assembled by Mitsubishi heavy industries they also said the pilot had thirty two hundred hours of flight time sixty of them on this particular plane the area where the jet went down was in waters that reach a depth of around fifteen hundred meters making recovery hard Japan's first squadron of F. thirty five says just become operational at me solid air base in Tokyo plans to buy eighty seven of the stealth fighter to refresh its air defenses in the face of China's rising military might a different variant of the F. thirty five crashed in September in South Carolina prompting a temporary grounding of the aircraft