The part, described as a torque tube from the landing gear, was missing during an aircraft inspection Friday.
Kadena Air Base
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the deadly collision near Kadena Air Base.
An F-15C Eagle from Kadena Air Base, Japan, crashed last year due to a pilot error.
For the second time in less than a week, a Kadena-based airman has been accused of crashing while under the influence.
An airman found dead over the weekend at Kadena Air Base was identified Tuesday as Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas.
Two F-15 Eagles from Kadena Air Base experienced mechanical issues and were forced to make emergency landing.
Yokota Air Base and Camp Zama appeared to be the worst hit, despite the eye of the storm traveling closer to other bases.
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The incident prompted emergency services and local authorities to the scene, and the gate was closed for a short time.
Aircraft enthusiasts in Tokyo got a treat over the weekend with the arrival of some of America's most powerful jet fighters.